Case Study - Monitoring the Photovoltaic Panels

PACURAR, Ana Talida; TOADER, Dumitru; PACURAR, Cristian
May 2014
Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering;May2014, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p123
Academic Journal
Case Study
The photovoltaic cell represents one of the most dynamic and attractive way to converts renewable energy sources in electricity production. That means to convert solar energy into electricity. In this paper is presented a analogy between two types of photovoltaic panels installed, with educational role for students. Also the objective of this paper is to estimate the performance of photovoltaic panels and to provide the best solution for industry. These two types of photovoltaic panels were monitored at the same time and taking into account the same weather conditions. In introduction of this paper is a short description regarding the silicon, because it is considered to be the most frequently used material for photovoltaic cell production at industrial level. In this context are mentioned below photovoltaic cells: mono-crystalline, poly crystalline, ribbon silicon and amorphous silicon (thin film) cells. It is also presented for all these types of cells the structure, the function, the advantages and the disadvantages.


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