International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering

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A.Q. Malik1 and Mohamad Fauzi bin Haji Metali

Faculty of Science, University of Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link,  Gadong, Bandar Seri Begawan, BE1410, Brunei Darussalam

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This article deals with the electrical characteristics of a single crystal photovoltaic module in the Bruneian climate. Experiments have been conducted in the Department of Physics, University of Brunei Darussalam. This study includes the measurements of open circuit voltage, short circuit current, maximum output power and efficiency of the module. The dependence of these parameters on working temperature and irradiance has been computed and the coefficients of dependence are established. The correlations have been presented to evaluate the electrical parameters of photovoltaic devices at any working temperature with reference to the standard test conditions in any region of the globe having the similar climate to Brunei Darussalam.

Keywords: Photovoltaic module, Electrical characteristics, outdoor testing of PV modules, I-V characteristics of PV modules, PV modules in natural environment.

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Accepted: 2010-07-29
Publication Date: 2010-12-01

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Malik, A.Q., Metali, M.F.B.H. 2010. Performance of single crystal silicon photovoltaic module in bruneian climate. International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering, 8, 179–188.

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