Performance Study and Efficiency Improvement of Thermoelectric Generator in Semi-transparent Photovoltaic System

This report shows the evaluation of the performance of a commercial photovoltaic module and the effects of temperature upon the efficiency of the photovoltaic system. The gathering of measurements and data was done using a parallel connected photovoltaic system with LM35 sensors to measure the temperature. The results of the analysis of the data through experiment runs of 3 hours duration around the 10.00am to 1.00pm with intervals of 10 minutes for data collection, this was then repeated for a period of a month. From the data collected, it is shown that as the temperature of the photovoltaic module increases, the efficiency of the photovoltaic module decreases proportionally.