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ANSYS investigation of solar photovoltaic temperature distribution for improved efficiency

Rousseau, Paul; Nouri, Hassan

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Paul Rousseau

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Hassan Nouri Hassan.Nouri@uwe.ac.uk
Reader in Electrical Power and Energy



Abstract

A computational analysis of the influence of varying solar module material properties on operating temperature is presented and related to electrical conversion efficiency through the devised method. By varying the properties of density, specific heat capacity, and isotropic thermal conductivity for each material that comprises a solar module, density, and specific heat capacity were found to have the greatest influence on decreasing the operating temperature when increased by a factor of 50% for the glass layer, resulting in a decrease in temperature of 5.33 C. Utilizing the devised method, which is based on the work of Palumbo, this temperature decrease was correlated to an electrical efficiency increase of 3.08%.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 4, 2023
Online Publication Date Sep 27, 2023
Publication Date Sep 30, 2023
Deposit Date Oct 3, 2023
Publicly Available Date Oct 3, 2023
Journal International Journal of Advances in Applied Sciences (IJAAS)
Publisher Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 3
Pages 293-300
DOI https://doi.org/10.11591/ijaas
Keywords ANSYS FE software, Materials, Modelling, Photovoltaic, efficiency, Temperature
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/11149087
Publisher URL https://ijaas.iaescore.com/index.php/IJAAS

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