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Validation of a Simulation Model for Analysis of Shading Effects on Photovoltaic Panels
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisboa, Portugal .
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisboa, Portugal .
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisboa, Portugal .
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering, Energy system.
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2016 (English)In: Journal of solar energy engineering, ISSN 0199-6231, E-ISSN 1528-8986, Vol. 138, no 4, 044503Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
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Numerical simulation results and modeling on the electrical features of concentrating photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) using the free circuit simulation package from linear technology corporation (LTSPICE) are presented. The effects of partial shading of cell strings and temperature are analyzed, showing very good agreement with the results obtained experimentally in lab, at Lisbon University, and under outdoor testing using similar receivers, at the SME Solarus Sunpower AB, a Swedish company whose mission is the development, production, and marketing of concentrated solar technology to the world market. The potential of the used methodology for the design of the solar cell configuration is emphasized as an important tool to optimize PV and PVT performances in the energy conversion process. 

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2016. Vol. 138, no 4, 044503
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CPC collector, electric efficiency, I-V curves, LTSPICE, PV collector, shading, Circuit simulation, Commerce, Energy conversion, International trade, Photovoltaic cells, Photovoltaic effects, Solar cells, CPC collectors, I - V curve, Collector efficiency
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22227DOI: 10.1115/1.4033646ISI: 000381200700017ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84975068536OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22227DiVA: diva2:953087
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FCT through IDMEC under LAETA Grant no: UID/EMS/50022/2013

FCT through IDMEC under IT Grant no: UID/EEA/50008/2013

Available from: 2016-08-16 Created: 2016-08-16 Last updated: 2016-11-11Bibliographically approved

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