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High Temperature Effect on Multicrystalline Photovoltaic Module in Western Rajasthan, India

Shalini Garg, Arun J.B.. Published in Power Systems.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Shalini Garg, Arun J.B.
10.5120/cae2016652055

Shalini Garg and Arun J.B.. Article: High Temperature Effect on Multicrystalline Photovoltaic Module in Western Rajasthan, India. Communications on Applied Electronics 4(2):44-48, January 2016. Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Shalini Garg and Arun J.B.},
	title = {Article: High Temperature Effect on Multicrystalline Photovoltaic Module in Western Rajasthan, India},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	year = {2016},
	volume = {4},
	number = {2},
	pages = {44-48},
	month = {January},
	note = {Published by Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA}
}

Abstract

The literature and research papers all show that PV (Photovoltaic) module have maximum efficiency at 25°C. However on analysing the real time data of a 5 MW (Mega Watt) PV (Photovoltaic) power plant located at Ramgarh, district Jaisalmer, India, it was found that the DC output voltage of a multicrystalline module is not maximum at 25°C, instead much higher DC voltage is obtained at 40°C ambient temperature and stable voltage is obtained only if ambient temperature is greater than about 37°C and panel temperature is greater than 50°C. DC output voltage decreases slightly with increase in panel temperature only after panel temperature crosses 52°C but the output obtained even at 68°C is much higher than that obtained at 30-35°C panel temperature roughly corresponding to 25-28°C ambient temperature. Since the power output is directly proportional to the voltage, Western Rajasthan has a great potential to become a leader in solar photovoltaic.

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Keywords

Photovoltaic Module, Solar Energy, Multicrystalline, Polycrystalline, Amorphous silicon, PV cell.