Evaluation of solar factor using spectral analysis for CdTe photovoltaic glazing.
Mallick, Tapas Kumar
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ALRASHIDI, H., GHOSH, A., ISSA, W., SELLAMI, N., MALLICK, T.K. and SUNDARAM, S. 2019. Evaluation of solar factor using spectral analysis for CdTe photovoltaic glazing. Materials letters [online], 237, pages 332-335. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2018.11.128
Solar and luminous light transmission control using Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) based PV glazing systems (15cm × 15cm × 0.6cm) were evaluated in this work. Indoor spectral characterisation showed that average solar transmission for investigated three different CdTe glazing systems were 5.77% (CdTe1), 9.54% (CdTe2) and 12.34% (CdTe3). Spectral behaviour of reflections in the range of solar and visible wavelengths was similar for these three different transparent CdTe glazing. Near infrared (NIR) reflection was higher compared to luminous reflection after 1500nm for all three glazing systems. Solar factor (SF) for CdTe1, CdTe2 and CdTe3 glazing were 0.23, 0.28, 0.26. CdTe3 is the best candidate for glazing application as it has 113% higher luminous transmission while SF only increases by 21% compared to CdTe1.