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Modeling of a Photovoltaic Module Considering the Solar Energy Available from Horizontal Surfaces over Kuwait Area

Modeling of a Photovoltaic Module Considering the Solar Energy Available from Horizontal Surfaces over Kuwait Area
Modeling of a Photovoltaic Module Considering the Solar Energy Available from Horizontal Surfaces over Kuwait Area
The paper identifies and analyzes the geographical and temporal variability of solar energy in Kuwait. The fundamental solar trigonometric model has been modified to estimate daily and hourly solar radiation on horizontal surfaces on the basis of the more readily available meteorological data. The results demonstrate that Kuwait has an abundance of solar energy capability. An overview of the production and consumption of electrical energy, installed capacity, and peak loads in Kuwait is also presented. Finally, it is shown how the power produced from the photovoltaic(PV) cells depends on the solar radiation. The proposed PV module is made up of a combination of series and parallel cells to increase power, while the I-V characteristic and output power of the module each month may be obtained from the model.
1674-862X
173-180
Al-Enezi, F.Q.
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Sykulski, J.K.
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Al-Enezi, F.Q.
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Sykulski, J.K.
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Al-Enezi, F.Q. and Sykulski, J.K. (2012) Modeling of a Photovoltaic Module Considering the Solar Energy Available from Horizontal Surfaces over Kuwait Area. Journal of Electronic Science and Technology, 10 (2), Summer Issue, 173-180.

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The paper identifies and analyzes the geographical and temporal variability of solar energy in Kuwait. The fundamental solar trigonometric model has been modified to estimate daily and hourly solar radiation on horizontal surfaces on the basis of the more readily available meteorological data. The results demonstrate that Kuwait has an abundance of solar energy capability. An overview of the production and consumption of electrical energy, installed capacity, and peak loads in Kuwait is also presented. Finally, it is shown how the power produced from the photovoltaic(PV) cells depends on the solar radiation. The proposed PV module is made up of a combination of series and parallel cells to increase power, while the I-V characteristic and output power of the module each month may be obtained from the model.

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Published date: June 2012
Organisations: EEE

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Local EPrints ID: 341085
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/341085
ISSN: 1674-862X
PURE UUID: 4623fd4c-e6d0-4f58-a4c5-7c46f122b0f3
ORCID for J.K. Sykulski: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6392-126X

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Date deposited: 13 Jul 2012 07:59
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:18

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