Thermal analysis of solar panels

Nicolas Barth, João Pedro De Magalhães Correia, Said Ahzi, Mohammad Ahmed Khaleel

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Abstract

In this work, we propose to analyze the thermal behavior of PV panels using finite element simulations (FEM). We applied this analysis to compute the temperature distribution in a PV panel BP 350 subjected to different atmospheric conditions. This analysis takes into account existing formulations in the literature and, based on NOCT conditions, meteorological data was used to validate our approach for different wind speed and solar irradiance. The electrical performance of the PV panel was also studied. The proposed 2D FEM analysis is applied to different region's climates and was also used to consider the role of thermal inertia on the optimization of the PV device efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the TMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Inc.
Pages441-450
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781119065272
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventTMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 11 Jan 201514 Jan 2015

Other

OtherTMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period11/1/1514/1/15

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Keywords

  • Atmospheric conditions
  • PV panel
  • Thermal FEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Building and Construction

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Barth, N., De Magalhães Correia, J. P., Ahzi, S., & Khaleel, M. A. (2015). Thermal analysis of solar panels. In Proceedings of the TMS Middle East - Mediterranean Materials Congress on Energy and Infrastructure Systems, MEMA 2015 (pp. 441-450). John Wiley and Sons Inc..