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Unformatted text preview: sorber plate. The absorber plate with the tubes, the PV module, the glass
cover as well as the insulation, are clearly shown in the figure above. Concentrating PV/T
collectors are often used to increase the irradiance level on PV modules. A PV/T
collector basically combines the function of a flat plate solar (thermal) collector and those
of a photovoltaic panel.
Multiple modules can be wired together to form an array. The amount of electricity
produced is dependent on the size or area of the module or array. PV modules produce
direct-current electricity. The required voltage is dependent on the series electrical
arrangement and the required current is dependent on the parallel electrical arrangement.
There are two common PV devices used to create an electric field within a semiconductor
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