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The impact of cracks on photovoltaic power performance

Dhimish, Mahmoud, Holmes, Violeta, Mehrdadi, Bruce and Dales, Mark (2017) The impact of cracks on photovoltaic power performance. Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, 2 (2). pp. 199-209. ISSN 2468-2179

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Abstract

This paper demonstrates a statistical analysis approach, which uses T-test and F-test for identifying whether the crack has significant impact on the total amount of power generated by the photovoltaic (PV) modules. Electroluminescence (EL) measurements were performed for scanning possible faults in the examined PV modules. Virtual Instrumentation (VI) LabVIEW software was applied to simulate the theoretical IV and PV curves. The approach classified only 60% of cracks that significantly impacted the total amount of power generated by PV modules.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photovoltaic (PV) module performance; Solar cell cracks; Statistical approach; Electroluminescence (EL); Surface analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TR Photography
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
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Depositing User: Mahmoud Dhimish
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 11:58
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 12:04
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/33461

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