Photovoltaic module cell temperature measurements using linear interpolation technique

Gavin Mangeni, Rodney H. G. Tan, T. H. Tan, S. K. Cheo, V. H. Mok, Jia Yew Pang

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Abstract

This paper presents a photovoltaic module cell temperature measurement and 81 points heat distribution mapping technique using only 9 temperature sensors. The operating principle, mapping technique, experiment setup and performance analysis of the proposed measurement system is discussed. The proposed measurement system consists of 9 negative temperature coefficient thermistor based temperature sensors attached at the back of photovoltaic panel equally spaced in 3 by 3 manner, a microcontroller, a data acquisition and visualization software with interpolation technique developed in MATLAB. The proposed temperature measurement system is verified using FLUKE infrared thermometer at every single point of measurement. The results show an average error of 1 °C and the error tend to decrease as the solar irradiance received from the panel increases. The proposed measurement system contributes to the visualization of 9 by 9 heat distribution across a given panel for thermal flow analysis in PV/T cooling design studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781509035960
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference - Torino, Italy
Duration: 22 May 201725 May 2017

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period22/05/1725/05/17

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Temperature measurement
interpolation
temperature measurement
Interpolation
modules
temperature sensors
Temperature sensors
cells
scientific visualization
heat
Thermistors
thermistors
Data visualization
Thermometers
thermometers
Microcontrollers
irradiance
MATLAB
data acquisition
Data acquisition

Keywords

  • Heat distribution
  • Infrared thermometer
  • NTC thermistor
  • Photovoltaic module
  • PV/T
  • Temperature measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Mangeni, G., Tan, R. H. G., Tan, T. H., Cheo, S. K., Mok, V. H., & Pang, J. Y. (2017). Photovoltaic module cell temperature measurements using linear interpolation technique. In 2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) [7969759] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/I2MTC.2017.7969759
Mangeni, Gavin ; Tan, Rodney H. G. ; Tan, T. H. ; Cheo, S. K. ; Mok, V. H. ; Pang, Jia Yew. / Photovoltaic module cell temperature measurements using linear interpolation technique. 2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). IEEE, 2017.
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Photovoltaic module cell temperature measurements using linear interpolation technique. / Mangeni, Gavin; Tan, Rodney H. G.; Tan, T. H.; Cheo, S. K.; Mok, V. H.; Pang, Jia Yew.

2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). IEEE, 2017. 7969759.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Mangeni G, Tan RHG, Tan TH, Cheo SK, Mok VH, Pang JY. Photovoltaic module cell temperature measurements using linear interpolation technique. In 2017 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC). IEEE. 2017. 7969759 https://doi.org/10.1109/I2MTC.2017.7969759