Thermal modeling and investigation into heat extraction methods for building-applied photovoltaic (BAPV) systems have become important for the industry in order to predict energy production and lower the cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of generating electricity from these types of systems. High operating temperatures have a direct impact on the performance of BAPV systems and can reduce power output by as much as 10 to 20%. The traditional method of minimizing the operating temperature of BAPV modules has been to include a suitable air gap for ventilation between the rooftop and the modules.
Download count: 0
- Partial requirement for: M.S. Tech., Arizona State University, 2010Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 42)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Technology