An optical comparison of silicone and EVA encapsulants for conventional silicon PV modules: A ray-tracing study

Date

2009

Authors

McIntosh, Keith
Cotsell, James
Cumpston, Jeffrey
Norris, Ann
Powell, Nick
Ketola, Barry

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE Inc)

Abstract

Ray-trace simulation is used to quantify the optical losses of photovoltaic modules containing silicon cells. The simulations show that when the module's encapsulant is silicone rather than ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), the module's short-circuit current

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Keywords: Encapsulants; Ethylene vinyl acetates; High efficiency; Photovoltaic modules; PV modules; Ray-trace; Screen-printed; Short wavelengths; Short-wavelength; Silicon cells; Energy conversion; Ethylene; Glass; Light transmission; Refractive index; Switching ci

Citation

Source

Proceedings of IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 2009)

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Conference paper

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DOI

10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411624

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2037-12-31