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Invertis Journal of Renewable Energy
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : ( 171) Last page : ( 177)
Print ISSN : 2231-3419. Online ISSN : 2454-7611.

Effect of module temperature and seasonal variation analysis of the outdoor performance of CdTe at composite climate of India

Bora Birinchi, Sastry O.S.*, Singh Yogesh Kumar, Singh Ramayan, Yadav Kamlesh, Sharma Vikrant, Bangar Manander, Kumar Mithilesh

National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurgaon-122003

*E-mail: sastry284@gmail.com

Online published on 25 September, 2015.

Abstract

Performance of CdTe technology based PV modules in composite climate zone of India has been analyzed after 1.5 years of commissioning. The effect of module temperature and incident irradiance on generation of power by CdTe technology based PV modules has been studied by drawing contour graphs. Seasonal performance has also been studied to find out the most frequent conditions (MFC) at the site in terms of irradiance and module temperature. It is found that PR of CdTe technology is mainly governed by module temperature and most of the time, the hourly averaged PR of CdTe technology at composite climate zone of India is in the range 0.8 to 0.9.

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Keywords

CdTe, outdoor performance, module temperature, irradiance.

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