Introduction to photovoltaic system performance

Pearsall, Nicola (2017) Introduction to photovoltaic system performance. In: The Performance of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems : Modelling, Measurement and Assessment. Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy (105). Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 1-19. ISBN 978-1-78242-336-2

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Photovoltaic systems are used in a wide range of applications and can be designed in a range of configurations, including grid-connected or stand-alone, fixed or tracking, flat plate or concentrator operation. This chapter discusses the basic components and designs of the photovoltaic system and describes the performance parameters used to express the system output. It provides an introduction to the principles of photovoltaic system performance for those new to the technology, a reminder for the more experienced readers and a basis for the more in-depth discussions in the later chapters of the book.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grid-connected PV systems, stand-alone PV systems, PV system efficiency, performance ratio, PV module technology, inverter, PV design principles
Subjects: F300 Physics
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 15:57
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:21

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