The Effect of Shadow Lines on a Low Concentrating Photovoltaic System

@inproceedings{Janssen2011TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Shadow Lines on a Low Concentrating Photovoltaic System},
  author={Herman J. G. Janssen and P. Sonneveld and G.L.A.M. Swinkels and Bart van Tuijl and Hans Zwart},
  year={2011}
}
In order to reduce the energy losses caused by s hadow lines, three options are investigated. These are: 1. the use of two types of diodes; 2. the use of an ”ideal ” diode based an active bypass by using MOS-FET’s [ 4] and 3. parallel switching of a number of cells between two shadow l ines. The first method can reduce the voltage losse s of the diode to about 300mV when oversized Schottky diodes are used . With the second method it is possible to reduce t he voltage losses further to about… CONTINUE READING

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