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A metaheuristic-based method for photovoltaic temperature computation under tropical conditions
Osorio Laurencio, Liomnis; Moreno, Mailyn; Rivera, Marco et al.
2024In Solar Energy, 271 (2024), p. 112414
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Keywords :
NOCT model; Photovoltaic efficiency; Photovoltaic module temperature; Restart local search algorithm; Local search algorithm; Mean absolute error; Metaheuristic; Module temperature; Photo-voltaic efficiency; Photovoltaic modules; Photovoltaics; Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; General Materials Science
Abstract :
[en] Tropical climates have favorable irradiation levels for the development of photovoltaic systems; however, high temperatures have a negative impact on the efficiency of solar cells. Since direct measurement of cell temperature is not common, mathematical models are needed to make predictions. Numerous models have been documented, highlighting the challenge of applying a universal model to different climatic conditions. The main contribution of this study is the proposal of a metaheuristic algorithm to accurately compute the temperature of solar cells. This method is simple and effective in exploring numerous potential states of the reference parameters (i.e., irradiance and ambient temperature). Data collected over a 23-month period in two photovoltaic installations with an output power of 2.2 MW of multicrystalline silicon technology were used to develop the proposed method and validate it. The proposed model was compared with 19 previously reported models in the literature. Compared to the model recommended by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC Standard 61215-1), the mean square error, mean absolute error (MAE) and mean absolute percentage error were reduced by 4.9, 4.8, and 2.4 times, respectively. The accuracy of the proposed method is demonstrated by MAE errors ranging from 0.56 °C to 1.88 °C, obtained by considering three different daily profiles of irradiance and ambient temperature. Therefore, the proposed method is recommended to more accurately calculate the temperature of the photovoltaic cell in tropical areas.
Research center :
ArGEnCo Department
Precision for document type :
Case briefs/Comments on statutes or statutory instruments
Disciplines :
Energy
Author, co-author :
Osorio Laurencio, Liomnis  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Faculté des Sciences Appliquées > stage conv. Erasmus en sc. appl. ; Université de Liège - ULiège > Faculté des Sciences Appliquées > Form. doct. sc. ingé. & techn. (archi., gén. civ. - paysage) ; Université de Liège - ULiège > Faculté des Sciences Appliquées > Doct. sc. ingé/ tech. (archi. gén. civ. géol.)
Moreno, Mailyn;  Departamento Administración, Facultad de Economía y Administración, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile
Rivera, Marco ;  Laboratorio de Conversión de Energías y Electrónica de Potencia (LCEEP), Dirección de Investigación, Universidad de Talca, Curicó, Chile ; Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Lenton, United Kingdom
Tuninetti, Víctor ;  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile
Chavarria, Gerardo Ruíz ;  Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Duchene, Laurent  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département ArGEnCo > Analyse multi-échelles dans le domaine des matériaux et structures du génie civil
Wheeler, Patrick;  Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Lenton, United Kingdom
Language :
English
Title :
A metaheuristic-based method for photovoltaic temperature computation under tropical conditions
Alternative titles :
[en] A metaheuristic-based method for photovoltaic temperature computation under tropical conditions
Original title :
[en] A metaheuristic-based method for photovoltaic temperature computation under tropical conditions
Publication date :
15 March 2024
Journal title :
Solar Energy
ISSN :
0038-092X
eISSN :
1471-1257
Publisher :
Elsevier Ltd
Volume :
271
Issue :
2024
Pages :
112414
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Development Goals :
12. Responsible consumption and production
Name of the research project :
WBI/AGCID RI02 (DIE23-0001)
Funders :
FONDECYT - Chile Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico [CL]
WBI - Wallonie-Bruxelles International [BE]
Funding text :
The authors thank the support of ANID/ATE220023 Project ; FONDECYT Regular Research Project 1220556 ; CLIMAT AMSUD 21001 , FONDAP SERC Chile 1522A0006 ; International collaborative research project WBI/AGCID RI02 (DIE23-0001 ) and the University of Nottingham through the IRCF project 24932270 .
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