Performance of solar PV systems

Tariq Muneer*, Yash Kotak

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter provides a review of the complete solar photovoltaic system that includes a discussion on the trends in manufacturing technology of the constituting components. The chapter then provides the reader with a detailed discussion on the steps that a designer will need to assess the performance of the PV system. The chapter finally presents four case studies of real installations and indicates lessons learned from them. Throughout those case studies material is provided on detailed measurements related to the incident solar radiation, PV cell temperature, thermal losses that occur from PV modules and their measured efficiency. Thus, it is possible to evaluate the accuracy of the modelling procedures using the latter measured data set.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolar Photovoltaic System Applications
Subtitle of host publicationA Guidebook for Off-Grid Electrification
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-14663-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-14662-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)18653529
ISSN (Electronic)18653537

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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