Building Applied Photovoltaics (BAPV) form an essential part of today's solar economy. This thesis is an effort to compare and understand the effect of fan cooling on the temperature of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) modules by comparing two side-by-side arrays (test array and control array) under identical ambient conditions of irradiance, air temperature, wind speed and wind direction. The lower operating temperature of PV modules due to fan operation mitigates array non uniformity and improves on performance.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S. Tech, Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 86-87)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Engineering