Acta Scientific Applied Physics

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 7

Quantifying the Influence of Optical Losses and Soiling on the Efficiency of Photovoltaic Solar Panels: A Spectrophotometric Study of Glass Encapsulation

A Asbayou*, L Bouhouch, I Isknan, A Soussi, A Elfanoui, and A Ihlal

Laboratory of Materials and Renewable Energy, University Ibn Zohr, Morocco

*Corresponding Author:A Asbayou, Laboratory of Materials and Renewable Energy, University Ibn Zohr, Morocco.

Received: June 20, 2023; Published: June 30, 2023

Abstract

The efficiency of photovoltaic solar panels is influenced by several factors including optical losses, such as transmission, absorption, and reflectivity. These are the most important factors, which can reduce the efficiency of photovoltaic solar panels. In this work, an experimental test was performed for three different samples tempered glass with different thickness, as glass encapsulation of photovoltaic modules protection. Using the Jasco V-730 spectrophotometer, we measured transmittance and absorption of glass under artificial dust, as a function of wavelengths from 300 to 1100 nm. The results suggest that measuring the hemispherical transmittance of the soiling accumulated on a PV glass coupon can give enough information to quantify the impact of soiling on energy production.

Keywords: Solar Panel; Optical Transmittance; Soiling Losses; Dust Effect; Photovoltaic Efficiency

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Citation

Citation: A Asbayou.,et al. “Quantifying the Influence of Optical Losses and Soiling on the Efficiency of Photovoltaic Solar Panels: A Spectrophotometric Study of Glass Encapsulation". Acta Scientific Applied Physics 3.7 (2023): 09-11.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2023 A Asbayou.,et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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