Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science, and Commerce, ICESC 2019, 18-19 October 2019, Labuan Bajo, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia

Research Article

An Experimental Study Of The Impact Of Shading On The Performance Of Various Solar Home System Photovoltaic Technologies

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-10-2019.2289906,
        author={Ambrosius A. Tino and Julius  Tanesab and Muchamad  Ali},
        title={An Experimental Study Of The Impact Of Shading On The Performance Of Various Solar Home System Photovoltaic Technologies},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science, and Commerce, ICESC 2019, 18-19 October 2019, Labuan Bajo, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICESC},
        year={2019},
        month={12},
        keywords={shading pv performance pv degradation short circuit current},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-10-2019.2289906}
    }
    
  • Ambrosius A. Tino
    Julius Tanesab
    Muchamad Ali
    Year: 2019
    An Experimental Study Of The Impact Of Shading On The Performance Of Various Solar Home System Photovoltaic Technologies
    ICESC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-10-2019.2289906
Ambrosius A. Tino1, Julius Tanesab1,*, Muchamad Ali1
  • 1: Politeknik Negeri Kupang
*Contact email: julius_halan@yahoo.co.id

Abstract

Performance of a photovoltaic (PV) module is influenced by the amount of solar irradiation received by its cells. One of the trigger factors of PV performance degradation is shading due to passing clouds and high objects surrounding the PV area. This study aimed to examine the impact of shading on the performance degradation of polycrystalline (pc-Si) and mono-crytalline (mc-Si) modules – common PV technologies installed on solar home systems in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) province, Indonesia. The shading patterns were simulated to cover the modules horizontally and vertically. Experimental results showed that short circuit current (Isc) and open circuit voltage (Voc) generated by the two solar module technologies decreased proportionally with the increasing of shading levels. Compared to the Voc, Isc was the more affected parameter caused by shading. Furthermore, it was found that mc-Si was the technology that accounted more degradation than pc-Si.