Impact of the Solar Irradiation Angle on the Work of Modules with Spherical Cells - Simulation

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The main purpose of all PV modules is to convert solar energy into electricity, but in the era of building integrated photovoltaics, there are additional opportunities to use them. The use of them as a composite of architectural structures in the form of facade cladding, roofing, stained glass windows or noise barriers on highways, in addition to generating electricity embellish also the aesthetic value of the facilities. However, these atypical their use, cause that the modules should have quite different properties then in the traditional application, which is related to their unusual way of positioning. Particularly for structures such as the modules made of spherical cells with the two active planes of operation. The article presents a comparison of the results of simulation of module with two active surfaces containing spherical solar cells in an open space in relation to a typical flat photovoltaic module. A comparison of its work with different orientation and inclination. Article shows the basic difference in its properties occurring at some settings in relation to a typical module and makes predictions about its future use.

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