Nominal Operating Cell Temperature (NOCT): Effects of module size, loading and solar spectrum

Ruhi Bharti, Joseph Kuitche, Mani G. Tamizhmani

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    Abstract

    NOCT (Nominal Operating Cell Temperature) is defined as the cell temperature within an openrack mounted (45° from horizontal) module in the following conditions: ◀ total irradiance: 800 W□m-2 ◀ ambient temperature: 20°C ◀ wind speed: 1 m□s-1 ◀ electrical load: open circuit This paper investigates if: • the NOCT value remains the same irrespective of module size; • the NOCT value remains the same irrespective of electrical loading configuration (short-circuit,open-circuit or resistive load) • the NOCT value remains the same irrespective of type of irradiance sensor used (pyranometer or reference cell) • the low energy infrared photons of sunlight contribute to NOCT.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
    Pages1657-1662
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
    Event2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
    Duration: Jun 7 2009Jun 12 2009

    Publication series

    NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
    ISSN (Print)0160-8371

    Other

    Other2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
    CountryUnited States
    CityPhiladelphia, PA
    Period6/7/096/12/09

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Bharti, R., Kuitche, J., & Tamizhmani, M. G. (2009). Nominal Operating Cell Temperature (NOCT): Effects of module size, loading and solar spectrum. In 2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009 (pp. 1657-1662). [5411408] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411408