Performance of an INER HCPV module in NPUST

B. D. Tsai, Y. T. Hsu, T. T. Lin, L. M. Fu, C. H. Tsai, J. C. Leong

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A 135 Wp high concentration photovoltaic module with III-V solar cells was installed at the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in the southern Taiwan. Three different forms of equation to predict module temperature were examined. Solely based on the ambient temperature, the simplest equation form predicts the module temperature quite well. With known direct normal irradiation values, the more complicated third equation form gives the best prediction. A correlation to predict solar power generated was also provided. The effectiveness of present module was measured about 90% even after a direct sun exposure for 2 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-898
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event2011 2nd International Conference on Advances in Energy Engineering, ICAEE 2011 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2011 Dec 272011 Dec 28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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