Prediction of Building Integrated Photovoltaic Cell Temperatures*

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Mark W. Davis, A. Hunter Fanney, Brian P. Dougherty

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Heat Transfer and Alternative Energy Systems Group, 100 Bureau Dr. STOP 8632, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8632

J. Sol. Energy Eng 123(3), 200-210 (Mar 01, 2001) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1385825 History: Received November 01, 2000; Revised March 01, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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a) cross-sectional view of panel installation, and b) a nodal representation of heat flux of the one-dimensional heat transfer model
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Measured temperature difference between an (a) uninsulated and (b) insulated panel compared to the NOCT predicted temperature difference
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Measured and NOCT model predicted panel temperatures (measured vertical and estimated vertical irradiance) for an (a) uninsulated panel on a clear day, an (b) uninsulated panel on a cloudy day, an (c) insulated panel on a clear day, and an (d) insulated panel on a cloudy day
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Peak power vs. cell temperature and total irradiance for virtual single crystalline cell as calculated by Sandia National Laboratory Model
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Measured and predicted uninsulated panel temperatures for Models 1–4 for a (a) clear day and a (b) cloudy day
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Measured and predicted insulated panel temperatures for Models 1–4 for a (a) clear day and a (b) cloudy day
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Comparison panel temperatures predicted by NOCT model using the estimated vertical irradiance and Model 4 for an (a) uninsulated panel on a clear day, and (b) insulated panel on a clear day



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