Efficiency Improvement Technologies of Solar PV power plant

Authors

  • Ashokkumar A. Parmar Electrical Department, B.& B. Institute of Technology, V. V. Nagar
  • Dr. S.K.Dave Applied Mechanics Department, B.& B. Institute of Technology, V. V. Nagar
  • Paresh G. Pithadiya Mechanical Department,, B.& B. Institute of Technology, V. V. Nagar
  • Vinod M. Vasaiya Mechanical Department,, B.& B. Institute of Technology, V. V. Nagar

Keywords:

Renewable Energy (RE), Photovoltaic (PV), Mono crystalline, poly crystalline, PV Mounting system, Efficiency

Abstract

Fast growing renewable energy source in India and in the world is the solar Energy. India, in particular,
has solar power generation with present installed capacity of over 3743 MW. If the efficiency of solar power panel is
improved the difference between the production and demand of electric power can be greatly overcome. It also helps
reduce the dependency on fossil fuels. The main reasons of low efficiency are low sunlight absorption, accumulation of
dust on the surface of the solar panel and the effect of temperature on the solar panel. We intend to improve efficiency of
solar power panel by increasing the absorption of sunlight on the surface of solar panel using epitaxial layer of CdTe
and Cds and Carbon nanotubes towers. To avoid accumulation of dust on the surface of solar power panel, we will
install a dust removing roller setup which will automatically wipe out the dust. This will improve the efficiency of the
setup by almost 2.5%.It is assumed that higher the temp, higher is the efficiency of the solar panel but actually it is not
true. Solar panel works most efficiently at a temperature of 25°C.In the project, the temperature of solar panel will be
reduced using a water sprinkler system if the temperature exceeds the critical temperature. It will also act as a hybrid
water heater implementing the heat energy of sunlight to heat the water. Another main problem surrounding the
implementation of solar panels in the rural areas is the problem of theft. Thieves pull out the solar panel out of the setup
and then sell it. To overcome this problem, we have installed an anti-theft mechanism in the project which will sound an
alarm every time someone tries to forcefully remove the solar panel .The aim of the paper is to review for overcoming
the challenges for improvement the efficiency of solar power panel.

Published

2015-07-25

How to Cite

Ashokkumar A. Parmar, Dr. S.K.Dave, Paresh G. Pithadiya, & Vinod M. Vasaiya. (2015). Efficiency Improvement Technologies of Solar PV power plant. International Journal of Advance Engineering and Research Development (IJAERD), 2(7), 99–109. Retrieved from https://ijaerd.com/index.php/IJAERD/article/view/975