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作者 Vemula, Meena Gupta
書名 Power Rating of Photovoltaic Modules Using a New Outdoor Method
國際標準書號 9781267314123
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說明 100 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 50-05, page: 3210
Adviser: Govindasamy Tamizhmani
Thesis (MST)--Arizona State University, 2012
Photovoltaic (PV) modules are typically rated at three test conditions: STC (standard test conditions), NOCT (nominal operating cell temperature) and Low E (low irradiance). The current thesis deals with the power rating of PV modules at twenty-three test conditions as per the recent International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard of IEC 61853-1. In the current research, an automation software tool developed by a previous researcher of ASU-PRL (ASU Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory) is validated at various stages. Also in the current research, the power rating of PV modules for four different manufacturers is carried out according to IEC 61853-1 standard using a new outdoor test method. The new outdoor method described in this thesis is very different from the one reported by a previous researcher of ASU-PRL. The new method was designed to reduce the labor hours in collecting the current-voltage (I-V) curves at various temperatures and irradiance levels. The power matrices for all the four manufacturers were generated using the I-V data generated at different temperatures and irradiance levels and the translation procedures described in IEC 60891 standard
All the measurements were carried out on both clear and cloudy days using an automated 2-axis tracker located at ASU-PRL, Mesa, Arizona. The modules were left on the 2-axis tracker for 12 continuous days and the data was continuously and automatically collected for every two minutes from 6 am to 6 pm. In order to obtain the I-V data at wide range of temperatures and irradiance levels, four identical (or nearly identical) modules were simultaneously installed on the 2-axis tracker with and without thermal insulators on the back of the modules and with and without mesh screens on the front of the modules
Several issues related to the automation software were uncovered and the required improvement in the software has been suggested. The power matrices for four manufacturers have been successfully generated using the new outdoor test method developed in this work. The data generated in this work has been extensively analyzed for accuracy and for performance efficiency comparison at various temperatures and irradiance levels
School code: 0010
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 50-05
主題 Alternative Energy
Alt Author Arizona State University. Technology
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