Vertical reflector for bifacial PV-panels

Michael Linde Jakobsen, Sune Thorsteinsson, Peter Behrensdorff Poulsen, Peter Melchior Rødder, Kristin Rødder

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference 2016
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2016
Pages2678-2681
ISBN (Print)9781509027248
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Portland, Oregon, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 201610 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, Oregon
Period05/06/201610/06/2016

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Jakobsen, M. L., Thorsteinsson, S., Poulsen, P. B., Rødder, P. M., & Rødder, K. (2016). Vertical reflector for bifacial PV-panels. In IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference 2016 (pp. 2678-2681). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2016.7750136