New Developments in the Modeling and Simulations of the Thermal Behavior and Electrical Yield of Photovoltaics Panels with the Consideration of Desert Environmental Conditions

Said Ahzi, Shahzada Pamir Aly, Nicolas Barth

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Abstract

Due to its inherent nature, a standard photovoltaic (PV) cell can absorb around 80 % of incident solar irradiation from the complete solar spectrum. The cell directly converts only a small portion of this absorbed energy into electric current. The remainder only increases the temperature of the PV cell, which in return decreases the electrical output of the PV cells. Thus, there is a direct relation between thermal energy and electrical yield of a PV panel. From a design point of view, a designer needs credible prediction tools to efficiently and accurately estimate a system's performance before installation. This review covers the progress made so far in these related modelling and simulation tools. In the end, the authors suggest adopting the best practices through literature and via their own personal contributions in the field to get maximum possible prediction accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2017
EditorsYoussef Zaz, Mohamed Essaaidi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538628478
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2018
Event5th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2017 - Tangier, Morocco
Duration: 4 Dec 20177 Dec 2017

Other

Other5th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2017
CountryMorocco
CityTangier
Period4/12/177/12/17

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Keywords

  • Electrical Yield
  • Modelling
  • Photovolatic
  • Solar
  • Thermal behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ahzi, S., Aly, S. P., & Barth, N. (2018). New Developments in the Modeling and Simulations of the Thermal Behavior and Electrical Yield of Photovoltaics Panels with the Consideration of Desert Environmental Conditions. In Y. Zaz, & M. Essaaidi (Eds.), Proceedings of 2017 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2017 [8477380] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRSEC.2017.8477380