International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOLAR RADIATION AND THE EFFICIENCY OF SOLAR PANELS IN PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA
E. B. Ettah,Obiefuna, J. Nwabueze, Njar, G. N.

 

Abstract
Solar Panels have become one of the most promising ways to handle the electrification requirements of numerous isolated consumers worldwide. In this research work, the primary target is to investigate the relationship between solar radiation (flux) and current, voltage, solar radiation and efficiency of solar panel, in Port Harcourt Nigeria. Solar Radiation (flux) measurements as well as formal meteorological data were utilized. Data were recorded from the digital instruments used. Analyses were made between solar radiation (flux) and current, voltage and efficiency. Results obtained show that there is a direct proportionality between solar flux and output current as well as solar flux and efficiency of solar panel. This implies that an increase in solar flux leads to increase in output current which enhances efficiency (performance) of a solar panel.

 

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