Science Journal of Energy Engineering

Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015

  • Degradation Prevalence Study of Field-Aged Photovoltaic Modules Operating Under Kenyan Climatic Conditions

    Macben Makenzi, Nelson Timonah, Mutua Benedict, Ismael Abisai

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 27 January 2015
    Accepted: 6 February 2015
    Published: 11 February 2015
    Abstract: Photovoltaic (PV) modules deployed outdoors can degrade due to exposure to the various elements. This includes exposure to UV light, a range of fluctuating temperatures and humidity and exposure to a range of operating currents and voltages. Different weather conditions have an important influence on degradation rate. Evidence indicates that both d... Show More