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Desert Climate Outdoor Testing of PV Modules

Methodology

The objective of the I-V bench installed in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) is to characterise the behaviour of photovoltaic modules in a Sudan-Sahel climate (tropical savanna climate with strong sunlight and dust winds).

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Caracteristics

* 24 measuring channels
* I-V and weather parameters measurements

Expertise

* Characterisation and analysis of PV modules in outdoor conditions

Results

References

A. K. Tossa et al., Sol. Energy, vol. 110, pp. 543–560, Dec. 2014

Applications

* Behaviour in strong illumination
* Impact of dust on the power generation of the modules
* Effect of module cleaning

Localisation

Partner
Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso, Africa)

Institution
2IE
Rue de la Science -01 BP 594, Ouagadougou- Burkina

Contact
Moussa SORO
(226) 68 76 88 22 / 65 04 15 33
moussa.soro@2ie-edu.org

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