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Improving the efficiency of poly-crystalline photovoltaic module using special transparent glass covers

Baradey, Y. and Hawlader, Mohammad Nurul Alam and Idres, Moumen and Ihsan, Sany Izan (2014) Improving the efficiency of poly-crystalline photovoltaic module using special transparent glass covers. In: International Meeting on Advances in Thermofluids, 26th-27th November 2014, Swiss Garden Hotel & Residences, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Photovoltaic systems have become recently the most attractive and promising technology compared with other solar energy conversion devices. Solar energy reaches the earth’s surface in wavelengths between 0.300 and 2.50 µm. Silicon based photovoltaic systems convert only the wavelength between 0.35 to 0.82 µm of solar energy to electricity. The rest of incident solar radiation will be converted to heat, which will increase the operating temperature of the device and decrease the output power and efficiency. Maintaining the operating temperature of the PV systems at low and desired value was the main emphasis of different researches through the last decades. In this research, a special transparent glass cover (STGC) was used in order to cool down the photovoltaic module and, therefore, increase the output power and the efficiency of the module. The result showed that STGC led to 2.75% improvement in open circuit voltage, 9.6% increase in short circuit current, 26.4% increase in the output power, and 3% increase in the efficiency of the module.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 6548/41313
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photovoltaic module, STGC, PV temperature, solar radiation
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807 Renewable energy sources
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Mohammad Nurul Alam / M N A Hawlader
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 11:13
Last Modified: 24 May 2018 13:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41313

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