Estimating the Performance of Different Photovoltaic Module Under the Niger Delta Climatic Conditions

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science (IJRES)          
  
© 2020 by IJRES Journal
Volume-7 Issue-5
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Roland Uhunmwangho, Obi Somto and Ameze Big-Alabo
  10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V7I5P106

MLA 

MLA Style: Roland Uhunmwangho, Obi Somto and Ameze Big-Alabo  "Estimating the Performance of Different Photovoltaic Module Under the Niger Delta Climatic Conditions" International Journal of Recent Engineering Science 7.5(2020):29-32. 

APA Style: Roland Uhunmwangho, Obi Somto and Ameze Big-Alabo. Estimating the Performance of Different Photovoltaic Module Under the Niger Delta Climatic Conditions  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, 7(5),29-32.

Abstract
The paper reports the performance of different solar PV modules under the Niger-Delta Climatic Conditions. 20W monocrystalline and polycrystalline PV modules were consecutively monitored outdoors and indoors against varying temperature, illumination, and loads. Both modules’ performances were analyzed and compared, using LM35 as a temperature sensor, 150kΩ varying resistor as load, and Arduino-Uno as the microcontroller. Results obtained showed that the increase in temperature negatively affects the efficiency of both photovoltaic modules. However, the monocrystalline photovoltaic modules perform better even under higher temperatures. In an average daily illumination, monocrystalline PV also performs better. The polycrystalline PV can still serve efficiently as it gives almost the same energy as the monocrystalline, and combined with its cost-effectiveness, it is preferable on a large scale.

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Keywords
Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline, Photovoltaic, Solar