Effect Of Black Soot On The Performance Of Photovoltaic Systems In Port Harcourt
  • Author(s): Emmanuel Chinweikpe Obuah ; Tamuno-Omie Joyce Alalibo
  • Paper ID: 1700874
  • Page: 63-68
  • Published Date: 29-12-2018
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 2 Issue 6 December-2018
Abstract

Solar photovoltaic (PV) is currently the fastest growing power generation technology in the world. The performance of PV modules depends upon the geographical factors such as solar intensity, longitude, latitude; and the environmental factors such as humidity, pollution, temperature, wind, dust, rain, etc. Design assumption has been a major research topic in PV systems and has usually been concentrated in studies on radiation availability, efficient operating strategies design and sizing of these systems. On the other hand, the influence of environmental factors such as debris on the performance of PV systems has not been given much attention, particularly in Port Harcourt region of Nigeria. In this work, electrical performances of photovoltaic systems are studied empirically with their effect of soot. The experimental results obtained were used for the calculation of the energy efficiency and power output of the PV systems. It was found that the average reduction of PV efficiency was 12%. It was also observed that power reduction was due to soot in form of carbon particles accumulated on the panel.

Keywords

Soot, photovoltaic, Efficiency, Port Harcourt

Citations

IRE Journals:
Emmanuel Chinweikpe Obuah , Tamuno-Omie Joyce Alalibo "Effect Of Black Soot On The Performance Of Photovoltaic Systems In Port Harcourt" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 6 2020 Page 63-68

IEEE:
Emmanuel Chinweikpe Obuah , Tamuno-Omie Joyce Alalibo "Effect Of Black Soot On The Performance Of Photovoltaic Systems In Port Harcourt" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(6)