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Title Bifacial Photovoltaics : technology, applications and economics / edited by Joris Libal and Radovan Kopecek.
Imprint London : Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2018.

Series IET energy engineering ; 107
IET energy engineering series ; 107.
Subject Electric power production.
Electric power systems -- Reliability.
Electric utilities.
Photovoltaic power systems.
Solar cells.
Alt Name Libal, Joris,
Kopecek, Radovan,
Description 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Note Print version record.
Online record; title from digital title page (viewed on January 18, 2019).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book begins with an introduction to bifacial solar cells and goes on to look at design, characterisation, reliability; energy yield prediction simulation models; PV systems and yield data (bifacial gain); levelized cost of PV-generated electricity; PV technologies market introduction and their bankability; geographic location and environmental conditions relating to bifacial gain; and prospects for the future.
Contents Intro; Contents; Acknowledgements; About the authors; 1. Introduction (Radovan Kopecek and Joris Libal); 1.1 PV 2017 -- history, present and future; 1.1.1 PV becomes the most cost-effective electricity source; 1.1.2 What PV technology will win at the end?; 1.2 Bifacial PV 2018 -- history, present and future; 1.2.1 Short bifacial history; 1.2.2 Bifacial status; 1.2.3 Bifacial future; 1.2.4 Changing to cost per kWh thinking instead of cost per Wp mentality; 1.3 Bifacial book 2018; 1.3.1 Latest bifacial publications and presentations; 1.3.2 Chapters of our bifacial book; References.
2. Bifacial cells (Ingrid Romijn, Gaby Janssen, Thorsten Dullweber, Bas van Aken, Naftali Eisenberg, Lev Kreinin, Matthieu Despeisse, Valentin Mihailetchi, Jan Lossen, Wolfgang Jooss and Radovan Kopecek)2.1 Introduction; 2.2 History of bifacial cells (from 1960 to 2016); 2.3 Characteristics of bifacial cells; 2.3.1 Bifaciality factor; 2.3.2 Parameters influencing the bifaciality factor j; 2.3.3 Design of bifacial cells; 2.4 Characterization of bifacial cells; 2.4.1 Measuring bifacial cells; 2.4.2 IV measurements under bifacial irradiation; 2.5 Different types of bifacial solar cells.
2.5.1 Heterojunction solar cells2.5.2 n-PERT solar cells; 2.5.3 p-PERT solar cells; 2.5.4 p-PERCþ solar cells; 2.5.5 Bifacial back contact solar cells; 2.6 Industrial solar cell technology roadmap; 2.6.1 Industry status in 2017; 2.6.2 Solar cell technology predictions (ITRPV); References; 3. Bifacial modules: design options, characterisation and reliability (Andreas Schneider, Bas van Aken, Eric Gerritsen, Jai Prakash, Vahid Fakhfouri, Khoo Yong Sheng and Andreas Halm); 3.1 Bifacial PV modules: design and characterisation; 3.1.1 Design considerations for bifacial modules.
3.1.2 Cell-to-module loss analysis in bifacial PV modules3.2 Optical module design options with bifacial cells and light management; 3.2.1 Optical module design options with bifacial cells; 3.2.2 Light management in bifacial modules; 3.3 Electrical design and interconnect options with bifacial cells: half-cut cells, multi-busbar and multi-wire concepts; 3.3.1 Multi-busbar interconnection; 3.3.2 Half cells and smaller; 3.3.3 Shingles and other stacking options; 3.3.4 Interconnection of back-contact solar cells; 3.4 Characterisation of bifacial devices; 3.4.1 Bifacial I-V characterisation.
3.4.2 Imaging methods3.4.3 Outdoor measurements on single modules; 3.5 Modelling of bifacial modules; 3.5.1 Electrical models; 3.5.2 Thermal behaviour; 3.5.3 Optical modelling; 3.6 Reliability and durability of bifacial modules; 3.6.1 Effect of higher output current; 3.6.2 Heat management; 3.6.3 Selection of module materials for bifacial modules; 3.6.4 Discussion on current IEC 61215 testing and its suitability for bifacial modules; 3.6.5 General discussion on safety aspects; References.
ISBN 9781785612756 (electronic bk.)
1785612751 (electronic bk.)
9781523120017 (electronic bk.)
1523120010 (electronic bk.)
9781785612749 (hardcover)
1785612743 (hardcover)
OCLC # 1057402214
Additional Format Print version: Bifacial photovoltaics. Stevenage : IET, 2018 1785612743 9781785612749 (OCoLC)1028526168

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