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