Performance Improvement of Solar Photo-Voltaic Panel

Shanmugapriya, S and Siddharth, B and Premalatha, M and Thirunavukkarasu, I (2014) Performance Improvement of Solar Photo-Voltaic Panel. Journal of Alternate Energy Sources and Technologies, 5 (3). ISSN 2230-7982

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Abstract

The study of solar photovoltaic panels was carried out with the main objective of increasing their performance efficiency. Methods studied include cooling effect (using liquid, generally water) on Solar P.V. panel, cooling effect (using air) on Solar P.V. panel, Shading effect of a Photo-Voltaic panel and Reflection and focusing of sunlight on Photo-Voltaic panel. It deals with the idea of reducing the temperature of solar panel using water or air as a cooling medium. An increment of around 20% in case of cooling with air and 26% in case of cooling with water is observed. The shading effect uses a bypass diode in the circuit of photovoltaic panel to cut-off the supply of one partially or completely shaded solar cell due to obstruction. The concept of focusing more sunlight on the solar panel by means of placing mirrors around it was also done.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar photovoltaic panel, cooling effect, shading effect, reflection, focusing effect
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemical
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Instrumentation and Control
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 10:39
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 10:39
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142561

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