Bifacial modules: design options, characterisation and reliability

  • Bifacial photovoltaic (PV) modules are able to utilize light from both sides and can therefore significantly increase the electric yield of PV power plants, thus reducing the cost and improving profitability. Bifacial PV technology has a huge potential to reach a major market share, in particular when considering utility scale PV plants. Accordingly, bifacial PV is currently attracting increasing attention from involved engineers, scientists and investors. There is a lack of available, structured information about this topic. A book that focuses exclusively on bifacial PV thus meets an increasing need. Bifacial Photovoltaics: Technology, applications and economics provides an overview of the history, status and future of bifacial PV technology with a focus on crystalline silicon technology, covering the areas of cells, modules, and systems. In addition, topics like energy yield simulations and bankability are addressed. It is a must-read for researchers and manufacturers involved with cutting-edge photovoltaics.

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Author:Andreas Schneider, Bas van Aken, Eric Gerritsen, Jai Prakash, Vahid Fakhfouri, Khoo Yong Sheng, Andreas Halm
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1049/PBPO107E_ch3
ISBN:978-1-78561-274-9
Parent Title (German):Bifacial Photovoltaics: Technology, applications and economics
Publisher:IET Digital Library
Place of publication:Digital Library
Editor:Joris Libal
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2018/10/01
Date of first Publication:2018/10/01
Publishing Institution:Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen
Release Date:2024/06/24
First Page:71
Last Page:117
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das Urheberrechtsgesetz

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