The influence of wind on the temperature of PV modules in tropical environments, evaluated on an hourly basis

A.J. Veldhuis, A. Nobre, T. Reindl, R. Ruther, Angelina H.M.E. Reinders

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Abstract

It is well known that the efficiency of PV modules decreases with increasing module temperatures. Many studies have paid attention to the development and validation of heuristic models to calculate the PV module temperature in higher latitudes, however only a few focus on the thermal behaviour of PV modules in tropical regions of the world, where constantly high temperatures prevail. Also, little is known about the effect of including wind speed in these thermal models. This study evaluates three of such models - one that excludes wind, and two others including the wind influence - using hourly data for two tropical locations. Results show that the average hourly wind speeds in Singapore and Jayapura (Indonesia) are low and therefore the influence of the wind on the PV module temperature is minor. The three evaluated models produce about the same results with RMSE between 1.5-3.8 °C during daytime, which corresponds to a deviation in power output in the range of 0.3-1.6 %, depending on the PV module technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
Pages0824-0829
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201321 Jun 2013
Conference number: 39
http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC39/

Conference

Conference39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
Abbreviated titlePVSC
CountryUnited States
CityTampa
Period16/06/1321/06/13
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Keywords

  • IR-94558
  • METIS-309074

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    Veldhuis, A. J., Nobre, A., Reindl, T., Ruther, R., & Reinders, A. H. M. E. (2013). The influence of wind on the temperature of PV modules in tropical environments, evaluated on an hourly basis. In 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) (pp. 0824-0829) https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744273