A macroscopic approach–performance of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules

Hongxing Yang, Zuojin Zhu, J. Burnett

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Theoretical and experimental investigations of the thermal and electrical performance of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules have been carried out. Based on the basic diode model, a macroscopic model describing the performance of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules has been developed. The simulation model was validated by the test data for three different PV modules. The parameters in the model can be obtained by Newtonian iteration scheme if limited test data are known. The maximum power output and the efficiency of crystalline silicon photovoltanic modules can be found easily and accurately. It is convenient to use this new macroscopic model to describe the thermal and electrical behavior of crystalline silicon PV modules, providing a new tool for researchers and engineers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalHKIE Transactions Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000


  • Crystalline Silicon
  • Electrical Performance
  • Photovaltaics
  • PV Module

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  • Engineering(all)

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