Comparative Experimental study on a Photovoltaic Panel with Low Cost Performance Improvement Techniques
CH. Bhanu Prakash1, M.N.V.S.A. Sivaram.K2, G.H. Tammi Raju3, CH.N.V.S. Swamy4
1Ch. Bhanu prakash, Asst. Prof, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vishnu Institute of technology, Bhimavaram (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2M.N.V.S.A. Sivaram Kotha, Asst. Prof, Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.R.K.R. Engineering College, Bhimavaram (Andhra Pradesh), India.
3G.H. Tammi Raju, Asst. Prof, Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.R.K.R. Engineering College, Bhimavaram (Andhra Pradesh), India.
4Ch. N.V.S. Swamy, Asst. Prof, Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.R.K.R. Engineeing College, Bhimavaram (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on 13 August 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 20 August 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 August 2016 | PP: 114-118 | Volume-5 Issue-6, August 2016 | Retrieval Number: F4694085616/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: The main objective of our project is to increase the efficiency of the solar panel by removing the heat from it. The photovoltaic (PV) cells suffer efficiency drop as their operating temperature increases especially under high insolation levels. The operating temperature is one of the important factors that can affect the efficiency of the PV panels. We rectified this problem by using two techniques which reduces the temperature of the panel. One is cooling the solar panel by water where heat transfer takes place and reduces the panel temperature and the other is placing the Low E-glass which allows only visible light and reflects the non-visible light. In the solar spectrum heat is produced due to non-visible light, temperature of solar panel is reduced by the reflection of non-visible light. Decrease in temperature of the solar panel results increase in the efficiency.
Keywords: Photovoltaic (PV) Cells, Efficiency, Cooling, Resistance Temperature Detector, Low E-Glass.
Scope of the Article: Case Study and Experience Reports