MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 171, 2018The First International Conference on Energy, Power, Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering (E3PE 2017)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Chapter 1: Renewable Energy|
|Published online||04 June 2018|
Enhancing Photovoltaic solar panel Raising efficiency of photovoltaic solar panel by preventive actions
1 Department of Chemical Engineering University of Balamand, P.O. Box: 33, Amioun, El Koura, Lebanon
2 Department of Process Engineering ISSAE - Cnam Liban Avenue of the Cité Sportive P.O. Box: 113 - 6175 Hamra 1103 2100 Beirut - Lebanon
this document describes the main factors responsible for the reduction of the efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) solar panel. Those factors are: type of material used, accumulated dust on solar panel, higher temperature, position of the panel, and low area for photon capturing. To achieve higher efficiency, this paper investigated several ways to reduce the effects of the affecting parameters: reducing the temperature of the PV panel, eliminating the dust, controlling the position of the panel and adding a mirror to collect more photons. Those modifications were applied on a laboratory-scale prototype in order to enhance the performance of the (PV) to deliver higher efficiency.
Key words: efficiency of PV / Photovoltaic solar panel / renuable energy
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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