Increasing the Power Output of a PV Solar System by Using a Cooling-Reflector Assembly

  • Naseer Kareem Kasim Ministry of Electricity, Training and Energy Research Office, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Hazim Hamoud Hussain Department of Atmospheric Science, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Alaa Najem Abed Department of Atmospheric Science, College of Science, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: performance, efficiency, cooling, solar reflectors, grid-tied


There are various methods that can be employed to increase the lifespan and power output of photovoltaic (PV) systems. This study aims to increase the power output of a grid-connected PV system by using a water-cooling unit and solar reflectors. The PV modules of the current PV system are divided into two clusters. The first cluster, which is considered an improved cluster, has a solar reflector-cooling unit added to it, while the second cluster is used as a reference. The results show that the maximum efficiency and performance ratio values of the improved and reference PV modules at 10:30 AM are 14.7% & 13.7% and 97.5% & 91.2%, respectively. The maximum electrical power values of the improved and reference PV modules at 12:00 PM are 2.55 W and 1.69 W, respectively. The maximum gain value for electrical power is 43%.


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How to Cite
N. K. Kasim, H. H. Hussain, and A. N. Abed, “Increasing the Power Output of a PV Solar System by Using a Cooling-Reflector Assembly”, Proc. eng. technol. innov., vol. 22, pp. 40-49, Jul. 2022.