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Effect of thermal insulation of the back side of PV modules in the module temperature

 
: Koehl, M.; Hamperl, S.; Heck, M.

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Progress in Photovoltaics 24 (2016), No.9, pp.1194-1199
ISSN: 1062-7995
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ISE ()
photovoltaisches Modul; Systeme und Zuverlässigkeit; Photovoltaische Module und Kraftwerke; Servicebereiche; Gebrauchsdauer von Modulen und Materialien; PV-modules; module temperature; integration; Solarthermie; Optik; Photovoltaik; Silicium-Photovoltaik; feedstock; Kristallisation; wafering

Abstract
The module temperatures of free-standing modules were compared with identical modules with thermally insulated back side simulating roof integration for 45° south orientation in Freiburg, Germany, at 1000 W/m2 solar irradiation. The thickness of the thermal insulation was varied in order to find a minimum thickness sufficient for suppressing the heat losses and for the simulation of roof integration. The module-dependent coefficients for the Faiman model for the module temperature depend on the back-side heat losses. A correction for roof integration is proposed. This model allows the calculation of the maximum temperatures reached for given climatic situations (irradiation in plane of array, ambient temperature, and wind speed).

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