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Development of an installation to reduce the temperature of photovoltaic modules and improve their efficiency

  • R. Mazón-Hernández /
  • J. R. García-Cascales /
  • F. Vera-García /
  • A. Sánchez-Kaiser /
  • B. Zamora-Parra
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Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal
  • Volumen: 1
  • Número: 8
  • Fecha: 01 April 2010
  • Páginas: 893-898
  • ISSN: 2172038X
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.24084/repqj08.509
  • Document Type: Article
  • Publisher: European Association for the Development of Renewable Energy, Environment and Power Quality (EA4EPQ)
© 2010, European Association for the Development of Renewable Energy, Environment and Power Quality (EA4EPQ). All rights reserved.The main priority in photovoltaic panels is electricity production. The transformation of solar energy into electricity depends on the operating temperature in such a way that the lower the temperature is, the better the performance of the panels is. In the existing literature, different cooling techniques may be found. Most of them propose the use of air or water as thermal energy carriers. This paper is focused on the use of these cooling techniques in photovoltaic panels placed onto the roof of a greenhouse. So, the objective of this study is to ensure a low operating temperature which corrects and reverses the effects produced by high temperature on efficiency.

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