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A New Approach to Sizing PV Modules While Accounting the Effect of Temperature

Received: 9 November 2023    Accepted: 30 November 2023    Published: 8 December 2023
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This manuscript details a study focusing on determining the appropriate size for photovoltaic (PV) modules. The research involves creating a mathematical model that considers how temperature impacts the energy output of PV modules. This model, derived from empirical data, correlates sunlight and the highest ambient temperature to establish what's termed as "temperature-induced efficiency" in PV module performance. This correlation can be incorporated into the standard PV array sizing formula. The set of mathematical expressions provided facilitates calculating the dimensions of PV modules by factoring in sunlight, temperature, and other relevant variables. The slight discrepancy of 0.85 percent between data obtained through our equation and experimental data suggests a low level of error. These findings indicate that the formulated equation effectively predicts temperature-induced efficiency in PV modules. Furthermore, applying this equation along with NASA's sunshine and ambient temperature data allows for calculating the efficiency induced by temperature for specific cities. For instance, in Ouagadougou, Peking, Paris, Brasilia, and Washington, the temperature-induced efficiencies are calculated as 0.9, 0.95, 0.96, 0.93, and 0.98, respectively.

DOI 10.11648/j.ajee.20231104.14
Published in American Journal of Energy Engineering (Volume 11, Issue 4, December 2023)
Page(s) 127-133
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Keywords

Effect of Temperature, Photovoltaic Energy, Sizing of PV Modules

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  • Institute of Research in Applied Sciences and Technologies, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • Departement of Applied Science, University of Thomas Sankara, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

  • Departement of Applied Science, University of Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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