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Impact of air temperature and wind speed on the efficiency of a photovoltaic power plant: An experimental analysis

ABSTRACT
For each photovoltaic power plant, it is extremely important to perform an analysis of its efficiency, as well as an analysis of all parameters that may affect efficiency. The electric energy of the photovoltaic system, which is delivered to the electric power system on a daily basis, is determined through the average daily insolation, the surface of the panel and the average efficiency value. One of the parameters that affect the conversion efficiency of a photovoltaic power plant is a decrease in the conversion efficiency due to an increase in panel temperature. In this paper an example is a real photovoltaic power plant with a nominal power of 50 kW, which is installed on the rooftop of the building of the Institute "Mihajlo Pupin", located in Zvezdara forest in Belgrade in Serbia. The correlation analysis of the estimated temperature of the photovoltaic panel was performed using two models and the measured temperature of the photovoltaic panel. The temperature of the photovoltaic panel was estimated using models, one of which does not take into account, and the other takes into account the influence of wind speed on the temperature of the panel.
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PAPER SUBMITTED: 2022-06-10
PAPER REVISED: 2022-10-17
PAPER ACCEPTED: 2022-10-22
PUBLISHED ONLINE: 2022-11-12
DOI REFERENCE: https://doi.org/10.2298/TSCI220610160B
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