Thermal Modelling of a Photovoltaic Module

C. Cristofari, P. Poggi, G. Notton, and M. Muselli (France)


hybrid, modelling, thermal performance


A simulation model of finite differences describing a double glass multi-crystalline photovoltaic module has been developed and validated using experimental data from such a photovoltaic module. This simulation model is based on various thermal hypotheses, particularly concerning the convective transfers coefficients: thus, various hypotheses found in the literature have been tested and the best one has been accepted. Using this modelling procedure, the cell temperature is estimated with a root mean square error of 1.3°C.

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