Indoor measurement of angle resolved light absorption by antireflective glass in solar panels

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Abstract

In this work, we present measurements of angle resolved light absorption of antireflective (AR) glass of PV samples, performed indoors using a collimated high radiance broadband light source. This indoor method proved to be viable and offered a significant simplification compared to outdoor measurements with trackers. The experimental results showed optical responses that are stable and suitable for indoor characterization of solar cells. We find the characteristic optical response of six different antireflective glasses, and based on such measurements, we perform PVsyst simulations and present the monthly DC energy production estimates across four distinct latitudinal locations with six different glass types. The results indicated that the AR glasses present different optical effects at the angles intervals between 0 – 45° and 60 – 90° and that the Diffuse AR glass can improve monthly yields by as much as 2% relatively to a bare cell.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeedings of the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Number of pages4
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event33rd European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition - RAI Convention & Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 25 Sep 201729 Sep 2017
Conference number: 33
http://www.photovoltaic-conference.com

Conference

Conference33rd European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Number33
LocationRAI Convention & Exhibition Centre
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period25/09/201729/09/2017
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Keywords

  • Antireflective glass
  • Angle of Incidence
  • Incidence Angle Modifier
  • Simulation

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