Efficiency Prediction and Performance Characterization of Photovoltaic Solar Panel at Baghdad Climate Conditions

  • Abbas Hamid Sulaymon Department of Energy Engineering/ College of Engineering / University of Baghdad
  • Emad Talib Hahsim Department of Energy Engineering/ College of Engineering / University of Baghdad
  • Shaymaa Alaulddin Mahdi Department of Energy Engineering/ College of Engineering / University of Baghdad
Keywords: Solar cell, photovoltaic performance, fill factor, efficiency

Abstract

The performance of a solar cell under sun radiation is necessary to describe the electrical parameters of the cell. The Prova 200 solar panel analyzer is used for the professional testing of four solar cells at Baghdad climate conditions. Voltage -current characteristics of different area solar cells operated under solar irradiation for testing their quality and determining the optimal operational parameters for maximum electrical output were obtained. A correlation is developed between solar cell efficiency h and the corresponding solar cell parameters; solar irradiance G, maximum power Pmax, and production date P. The average absolute error of the proposed correlation is 5.5% for 40 data points. The results also show that the new solar panels have the highest efficiency compared with the older ones.

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Published
2013-06-30
How to Cite
Sulaymon, A., Hahsim, E., & Mahdi, S. (2013). Efficiency Prediction and Performance Characterization of Photovoltaic Solar Panel at Baghdad Climate Conditions. Al-Khwarizmi Engineering Journal, 9(2), 57-68. Retrieved from https://alkej.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/alkej/article/view/168
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