Bifacial solar modules offer an interesting price/performance ratio, and much work has been focused on directing the ground albedo to the back of the solar cells. In this work we design and develop a reflector for a vertical bifacial panel, with the objective to optimize the energy harvest for the winter. Raytracing modelling is used to simulate the reflector, and initial simplified simulations indicates a significant gain in energy harvest that increase with increasing latitude for the winter. The simulations also show energy gain for the summer, however, not as significant as for the winter and the summer gain is almost independent of latitude.
|Title of host publication||IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Portland, Oregon, United States|
Duration: 5 Jun 2016 → 10 Jun 2016
|Conference||43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference|
|Period||05/06/2016 → 10/06/2016|