The influence of temperature and irradiance on MSX60 solar panels

The evolution of human activities has caused noticeable increases in energy consumption around the world, most of this energy is produced by burning fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas), however, the negative impacts resultant exacted an enormous toll on the environment causing water pollution and global warming, leaving humanity forced to seek new clean renewable energy resources that can unlimitly be harvested from nature free of cost such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides which often provides energy in forms of electricity, air and water heating & cooling and transportation. The fact that the earth surface receives 10.000 times more energy from the sun than the world wide demand every day makes solar energy the most promising solution for the planet’s energy future . Solar energy can be captured directly by the use of specific sensors which absorb the solar radiation and to rebroadcast it for the production of electricity (photovoltaic solar panels) or heat (solar thermal panels). This type of energy is characterized by irregular availability dependent on the season, weather, shade, and darkness, however we need to storage this generated electricity in efficient and sustainable batteries. The direct conversion of solar radiation into electrical energy using solar panels is based on the use of semiconductors materials capable of releasing charge carriers (electrons and holes) under the influence of external Excitement, therefore, it is necessary to focus on the theoretical study of physical properties as it is important to pay attention to the role played by defects (intrinsic or extrinsic) and the different processes that the semiconductors materials go through, there are a lot of high precpectives concerning this technology such as increasing the existing materials performance at higher temperatures. The aim of this Pecha Kucha presentation is to focus on the importance and the advantages of solar energy and how to use it properly going through the used devices (solar cells) and their anatomy, and how to connect a group of solar panels in different ways, studying the influence of some variable climatic conditions like temperature and irradiance on the characteristics of a single and of groups of MSX60 solar panels using MATLAB Script simulator, also deducing some some electrical quantities.