Thermal model of a photovoltaic module with heat-protective film

Kirpichnikova, I M and Sudhakar, K and Makshsumov, I B and Martyanov, A S and Shanmugapriya, S (2022) Thermal model of a photovoltaic module with heat-protective film. Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 30. ISSN 2214-157X

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Abstract

Research on reducing the working temperature of PV modules is gaining attention to improve their electrical performance, efficiency, and life especially in warm climatic conditions. This study describes the use of novel heat-protective film based on holographic coating with a total internal reflection prism layer applied to maintain the operating temperature of the photovoltaic module. A mathematical model of thermal protection based on the holographic film is described. MAT�LAB/Simulink simulation was used to estimate the current-voltage and output power–solar irradiance characteristics of a photovoltaic module with and without holographic film. Regression models were developed based on field testing to determine a relationship between the temper�ature of heat-protected/unprotected PV panels and ambient temperature. The results showed that a temperature reduction of 3.54 ◦C is obtained for solar modules with thermal protection film compared to the one without holographic film. The modeling and field performance results confirm the effectiveness of the thermal protective film in reducing the temperature and improving the photovoltaic panel performance in hot climates

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar PV Photovoltaic converter Thermal protection Regression analysis Math model
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2022 09:01
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2022 09:01
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/158499

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