Publication type: Conference other
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Comparative energy yield study of vertically installed bifacial PV modules measured by a miniturized test rig
Authors: Nussbaumer, Hartmut
Klenk, Markus
Morf, Marco
Fil, Greg
Carigiet, Fabian
et. al: No
Conference details: 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EUPVSEC), online, 6-10 September 2021
Issue Date: 15-Nov-2021
Language: English
Subjects: PV system; Vertical; Bifacial
Subject (DDC): 621.3: Electrical, communications, control engineering
Abstract: PV systems using bifacial modules have gained a lot of interest in recent years. Due to the bifacialty of the modules the energy yield of the systems can be enhanced compared to monofacial ones depending on the installation conditions. While bifaciality enables a larger variety of promising installation options, it is difficult to simulate or to predict the output with sufficient accuracy and a realization of test fields is an extensive task. In this work, we use a miniaturized test rig as an alternative approach for the appraisal of specific installation situations. The small size allows a quick realization of layouts and comparative outdoor power measurements at identical irradiance conditions. By means of this tool, we analyze the performance of PV systems using vertically installed, east/west-orientated, bifacial modules in combination with different grounds in comparison to state-of-the-art, east/west oriented, monofacial PV systems with low tilt angles by means of simulations and measurements. Special emphasis is given to east/west-oriented modules in combination with highly reflecting foils with and without the use of ground sculptures that lead to a weak light concentration effect.
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/23773
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE)
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