Minimising the levelised cost of electricity for bifacial solar panel arrays using Bayesian optimisation

  title={Minimising the levelised cost of electricity for bifacial solar panel arrays using Bayesian optimisation},
  author={Peter Tillmann and Klaus J{\"a}ger and Christiane Becker},
  journal={Sustainable Energy \& Fuels},
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  • Engineering
    International Journal of Energy Research
  • 2020
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