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Comparative performance of PV panels of different technologies over one year of exposure: Application to a coastal Mediterranean region of Algeria

Abstract : The aim of this contribution is to compare the performance of four PV panels of different technologies for one year of exposure under natural outdoor conditions of a coastal region in the southern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. An original platform of test, especially dedicated for this study is presented describ- ing operations and techniques used for measurements of the pertinent experimental data and for their exploitation. The four panel technologies studied are micromorph silicon (l-Si), monocrystalline silicon (M-Si), amorphous silicon (a-Si) and polycrystalline silicon (Poli-Si). Two types of results are analyzed and presented. The first type is straight forwardly linked to the PV panels standard data calculated exper- imentally from measurements recorded during one year of exposure and compared with the values pro- vided by the manufacturers in their datasheets. The second type is related to the energy yield in which the corresponding monthly and annual performance ratios of the four PV panels is calculated in two ways, using 1 – the datasheet’s value of Power Max, and 2 – the data providing from experimental cam- paign. In addition to the general conclusions concerning the fundamental role of the experimental study at a natural site for a good sizing of a renewable energy production system, we extend the analysis and discussion for the specific localization case of southern coastal region of Mediterranean, by including the comparative performance of the four types of PV panels.
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Abderrezak Guenounou, Michel Aillerie, Ali Malek. Comparative performance of PV panels of different technologies over one year of exposure: Application to a coastal Mediterranean region of Algeria. Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier, 2016, 114, pp.356-361. ⟨10.1016/j.enconman.2016.02.044⟩. ⟨hal-01279625⟩

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