Fundamentals of Photovoltaic
ERGY 460 Lecture 4
Dr. Walid Atef Omran
(Fall 2012)
I-V curve for a Solar Cell
The I-V curve of a solar cell is the superposition of the I-V curve of the
solar cell diode in the dark, the dark current, and the light-generated
Fundamentals of Photovoltaic
ERGY 460 Lecture 3
Dr. Walid Atef Omran
(Fall 2012)
Corrections in Lecture 2
Slide 5: in planks law, replace E with F
Slide 7: = 4
where E is the total black body emission rate (W), T is its absolute
temperature (oK), A is i
Fundamentals of Photovoltaic
ERGY 460 Lecture 2
Dr. Walid Atef Omran
(Fall 2012)
Todays Lecture
Basic layout of a PV System
The light from the sun
The sun as a black body
The solar spectrum
Important solar angles
Sun path diagrams
Measurement of ir
Fundamentals of Photovoltaic
ERGY 460 Lecture 7
Dr. Walid Atef Omran
(Fall 2012)
Todays Lecture
Maximum Power Point Tracking
Energy Storage Batteries
Battery Charge Controllers
Inverters
Topologies of Grid-connected PV Systems
Capacity Factor of PV
Fundamentals of Photovoltaic
ERGY 460 Lecture 5
Dr. Walid Atef Omran
(Fall 2012)
Todays Lecture
Connection of Solar Cells
Photovoltaic Modules
I-V Relation of a PV Module with Identical Series Cells
PV Strings and Blocks and Arrays
Model for a Series
Fundamentals of Photovoltaic
ERGY 460 Lecture 6
Dr. Walid Atef Omran
(Fall 2012)
Todays Lecture
Stand-alone PV systems
PV arrays connected directly to loads
PV powered water pumping
DC DC converters
Maximum power point tracking
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Photovoltaic Systems
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