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Solar radiation fundamentals and PV system components.

Mohanty, Parimita; Muneer, Tariq; Gago, Eulalia Jadraque; Kotak, Yash


Parimita Mohanty

Eulalia Jadraque Gago

Yash Kotak


Parimita Mohanty

Mohan Kolhe


Solar PV technology has emerged as one of the most matured and fast evolving renewable energy technologies and it is expected that it will play a major role in the future global electricity generation mix. Keeping the rapid development of the PV technology into consideration, this chapter systematically documents the evolution of solar PV material as well as the PV applications and PV markets. It also provides insight into the trend in batteries and inverters used for solar PV applications. Furthermore, a comparative analysis of different PV technologies and its development is summarized. The rest of the chapter aims at providing a comprehensive analysis of solar radiation measurement and modelling techniques to assess the availability of solar radiation at different locations. The chapter presents comprehensive information for solar energy engineers, architects and other practitioners.

Online Publication Date Sep 17, 2015
Publication Date Sep 17, 2015
Deposit Date Jan 14, 2016
Publisher Springer
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 7-47
Series Title Green Energy and Technology
Series ISSN 1865-3529
Book Title Solar Photovoltaic System Applications: A Guidebook for Off-Grid Electrification
ISBN 978-3-319-14662-1
Keywords Solar PV technology; renewable energy technology; solar radiation;
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