Affecting Factors of Efficiency in Photovoltaic Energy Systems and Productivity-Enhancing Suggestions

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2022 Innovations in Intelligent Systems and Applications Conference, ASYU 2022, Antalya, Turkey, 7 - 09 September 2022 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/asyu56188.2022.9925271
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Keywords: climatic effects, efficiency, environmental effects, maintenance, smart maintenance, Solar energy system
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


In recent years, hazardous gases emission from fossil fuels has attracted public concerns due to its worse effects on the ecosystem and living conditions not only mankind but also all creatures living on earth. That's why solar energy has a vital role in alternative energy resources. Solar energy sources will gain more importance in the future. As it is known, the most needed type of energy today is electrical energy. Thus, in this study, the necessary conditions for the photovoltaic (PV) systems used in solar energy production to operate at maximum performance and which parameters are required to control these conditions are examined. The results show that four parameters that we need to measure. These are: maximum operating current of a panel/cell (Impp), maximum operating voltage of a panel/cell (Vmpp), panel surface temperature and light intensity falling on the panel. Except for the panel surface temperature, the rest of the parameters can be measured directly. However, affecting the panel surface temperature; we must not ignore parameters such as ambient temperature, wind speed, humidity and light intensity. Therefore, while determining the panel surface temperature, these parameters should also be measured and a surface temperature should be determined accordingly.