IMPACT OF COLORED FILTERS ON PV MODULES PERFORMANCE: AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON ELECTRICAL AND SPECTRAL CHARACTERISTICS

Mena Maurice Farag, Fahad Faraz Ahmad, Abdul Kadir Hamid, Chaouki Ghenai, Maryam Nooman Almallahi, Mahmoud Elgendi

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Abstract

PV modules utilize visible light to convert it into electrical energy, however large exposure to solar incidence also increases the temperature of PV modules leading to their degradation. This research analyzes the effect of visible light filtration through the introduction of commercially available PVC films. Selected colors orange and magenta present extreme points of the visible light spectrum. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) films are employed in two configurations i.e., with direct contact and with a 5 cm gap to observe the natural air-cooling effect on the PV module's performance. The result of visible light splitting is experienced with respect to solar irradiance in the employment of both films. Consequently, the average operating temperature of PV modules in direct contact was reduced by 6.80% and 3.65% with orange and magenta films respectively as compared to the reference PV module. Thus, electrical efficiencies of 9.21% and 8.99 % with orange and magenta films are experimentally observed with respect to 10% efficiency for the reference module. Furthermore, the introduction of a 5 cm gap provides the additional cooling effect resulting in 6.8% and 7.14% temperature reduction, and electrical efficiencies of 9.15% and 9.54% are observed for orange and magenta films, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication50th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE 2023
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Digital Transformation
EditorsYasser Dessouky, Abdulrahim Shamayleh
PublisherComputers and Industrial Engineering
Pages1692-1704
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781713886952
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event50th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering: Sustainable Digital Transformation, CIE 2023 - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Oct 30 2023Nov 2 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE
Volume3
ISSN (Electronic)2164-8689

Conference

Conference50th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering: Sustainable Digital Transformation, CIE 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CitySharjah
Period10/30/2311/2/23

Keywords

  • Colored filters
  • PV systems
  • Passive Cooling Techniques
  • Solar Energy
  • Visible light splitting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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