Low-Cost Solar Irradiance Sensing for PV Systems
AbstractDetermination of solar irradiance is a critical asset to ensure efficient working conditions for a photovoltaic (PV) system. This work analyze the feasibility of assessing solar irradiance on a PV device assuming the knowledge of the device temperature and the voltage/current operating point. This work proposes an approach based on a manipulation of the analytic expressions found in the reduced form of the “single diode” circuit model for a silicon PV device. The approach was validated through different practical experiments, and the results obtained are comparable to the ones of a commercial instrument for irradiance sensing. The ease of construction and the reduced costs involved make a device based on the proposed approach suitable for large-scale integration in a PV plant. View Full-Text
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Carrasco, M.; Laudani, A.; Lozito, G.M.; Mancilla-David, F.; Riganti Fulginei, F.; Salvini, A. Low-Cost Solar Irradiance Sensing for PV Systems. Energies 2017, 10, 998.
Carrasco M, Laudani A, Lozito GM, Mancilla-David F, Riganti Fulginei F, Salvini A. Low-Cost Solar Irradiance Sensing for PV Systems. Energies. 2017; 10(7):998.Chicago/Turabian Style
Carrasco, Miguel; Laudani, Antonino; Lozito, Gabriele M.; Mancilla-David, Fernando; Riganti Fulginei, Francesco; Salvini, Alessandro. 2017. "Low-Cost Solar Irradiance Sensing for PV Systems." Energies 10, no. 7: 998.
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