Ambient Temperature Effect On Silicon Photovoltaics Under Simulated Environments


Abdulaziz, Turkistani and Chan, Kah Yoong and Thien, Gregory Soon How and Siow, Chun Lim and Yap, Boon Kar and Marlinda, Ab Rahman (2023) Ambient Temperature Effect On Silicon Photovoltaics Under Simulated Environments. Jurnal Teknologi, 85 (6). pp. 95-103. ISSN 0127-9696

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Solar energy is a significant renewable source forhome and commercial applications. These solar technologies behave differently depending on the ambient temperature surrounding the devices. Thus, the varying ambient temperature necessitates research into the efficacy of various solar technologies under real-life circumstances. In this study, three types of solar technology were studied, which werepolycrystalline, monocrystalline, and amorphous silicon photovoltaics (PVs). All the PVs were tested under various simulated environments (hot, room, and cold temperatures). Additionally, real environmental condition tests under direct sunlight successfullydepicted the relationship between solar irradiance and ambient temperature on the PVs. Overall, monocrystalline PVoutperformedpolycrystalline PV, whereas amorphous PV performed poorly.Thisobservation was evidentinthelowest performance reductionof monocrystalline PV in hot(power, Ppv=37%),room(Ppv=82%), cold(Ppv=95%), and direct sunlight(Ppv=72%)conditions.Hence,this research could address the importanceof selecting PVs in real-life environments in producing efficient solar PV technologies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar energy
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical Engineering and Machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2023 01:02
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2023 01:02


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