Factors Affecting the Efficiency of the Solar Panel and How to Reduce the Energy Waste
Proceedings of National Conference on Advances in Information Technology, Management, Social Sciences and Education, 2018, pp. 07-10. ISBN No.: 978-81-938040-8-7.
4 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2019
Date Written: December 22, 2018
Renewable energy is now becoming more and more popular due to several reasons. It is an alternative to the traditional energy wherein the byproduct of the traditional energy will cause pollution to the environment. But renewable energy is not contributing to pollution. Hence it is called green energy. The most popular renewable energy is solar energy. Commercial solar energy, as well as domestic decentralized solar energy, can be generated. Solar energy is generated using the Photovoltaic cells which are exposed to the sun. The major problem in solar energy is efficiency. Today the solar panels are able to generate the energy at around 18% to 20% efficiency. Various methods to improve efficiency is under research activity. The energy produced from the solar panel when sent to the battery backup for the storage there will be certain loss in the energy through the wires. The loss in the energy will be in the form of heat. This paper gives various causes for less efficiency in solar energy. The paper also explains how to minimize the loss of solar energy production at the installation site. The paper also suggests the procedure for the installation of the solar energy system.
Keywords: efficiency of the solar panel, renewable energy, solar energy system
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