Increasing photovoltaic power output is what I work on. Solar energy produced by solar panels is a function of several factors: temperature, solar radiation density, and shade. The power output of PV increases when the solar radiation density on solar panels' surface is increased and decreases when solar panels' surfaces temperature and shade are increased. I started my experimental work on increasing solar arrays' efficiencies after I was done on my thesis for Net-Zero Energy for seven counties using solar, wind, and biomass [[1]]. Concentrating solar radiation on a PV surface is done by installing mirrors around the PV. the radiation density on the PV surface was increased depending on the number of the concentrators. Therefore, the PV power output increased by(15-25)% when using mirrors next to the PV. However, the PV's temperature was raised up when the solar radiation was increased. To recovery hast generated on the PV surface, I used a solar thermal system next to the back of the PV.

Another way to increase photovoltaics efficiencies and reduce their cost is by looking at PV's materials. The maximum solar panels efficiencies science come up with is 21%. That means the loss of power produced by PV is 79%. Therefore, I passionate to work on solar cells' materials to increase photovoltaic efficiency by more than 21% and reduce PV cost.

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Authors Habeeb Alasadi
Published 2008
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