Experimental study of temperature effects on the photovoltaic solar panels performances in Algerian desert

Lamine Medekhel, Kamel Srairi, Chouaib Labiod


Photovoltaic panels are operated in the Algerian desert areas under high temperatures, especially, in the summer, when the temperature may be reached 70°C on the panel's surface. The high temperature has a significant negative impact on the photovoltaic panels performance. In this paper, an experimental study to track the effects of temperature on the photovoltaic panels performances in different situations has been realized. The obtained results approve the importance of the temperature effects on the electrical power of the photovoltaic panel. The temperature increases lead to decreases in the performance of the panel, where an output power that does not exceed 52% of the nominal power at a high temperature.


Photovoltaic (PV) systems, Maximal Power (Pmax), Short-circuit current (Isc), Open-circuit voltage (Voc).

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