By Olivier Dupré, Rodolphe Vaillon, Martin A. Green
This booklet offers a finished advent to the thermal matters in photovoltaics. It additionally bargains an intensive assessment of the physics concerned and insights into attainable thermal optimizations of different photovoltaic equipment technologies.In normal, temperature negatively impacts the potency of photovoltaic units. the 1st bankruptcy describes the temperature-induced losses in photovoltaic units and reports the options to beat them. the second one bankruptcy introduces the concept that of temperature coefficient, the underlying physics and a few guidance for decreasing their destructive affects. next chapters supply a complete and basic thermal version of photovoltaic units, and evaluate how present and rising applied sciences, quite often sunlight cells but in addition thermophotovoltaic units, can reap the benefits of thermal optimizations.Throughout the ebook, the authors argue that the strength yield of photovoltaic units may be optimized by way of taking their thermal habit and working stipulations into account of their design.