Performance of a V-trough photovoltaic system

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Authors

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Department
  • Middle Technical University

Abstract

This paper presents a novel optical simulation of a design of the V-trough concentrator used with photovoltaic modules by ray-tracing method. The V-trough concentrator is two flat reflectors fixed on the photovoltaic module as a V latter in order to increase the income solar radiation to the photovoltaic. The advantages of using the V-trough is increasing of the income solar radiation to the photovoltaic which leads to increasing in the current output of the photovoltaic as well as the overall power output for the same size of the photovoltaic. The main aim of this paper is to utilize advanced ray tracing simulation to predict the concentration coefficient of a V-trough concentrator and compare the simulation results with the published experimental results. The results show that the difference between the simulation and experimental results is 1.99% indicating good agreement between the simulation and the experimental work.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2017
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2016 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Nov 201623 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA)

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period20/11/1623/11/16

Keywords

  • Photovoltaic, Ray tracing, V-trough concentrator