Experimental model to estimate shading losses on PV arrays

Martinez Moreno, Francisco and Muñoz Cano, Javier and Lorenzo Pigueiras, Eduardo (2010). Experimental model to estimate shading losses on PV arrays. "Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells", v. 94 (n. 12); pp. 2298-2303. ISSN 0927-0248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2010.07.029.

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Title: Experimental model to estimate shading losses on PV arrays
Author/s:
  • Martinez Moreno, Francisco
  • Muñoz Cano, Javier
  • Lorenzo Pigueiras, Eduardo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells
Date: December 2010
ISSN: 0927-0248
Volume: 94
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents a simple mathematical model to estimate shading losses on PV arrays. The model is applied directly to power calculations, without the need to consider the whole current–voltage curve. This allows the model to be used with common yield estimation software. The model takes into account both the shaded fraction of the array area and the number of blocks (a group of solar cells protected by a bypass diode) affected by shade. The results of an experimental testing campaign on several shaded PV arrays to check the validity of model are also reported.

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Item ID: 14019
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/14019/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:14019
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2010.07.029
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S092702481000454X
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 20 Dec 2012 17:08
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 10:47
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