An approach to power efficiency determination in the solar energy systems using central composite design and Box-Behnken design

Juan Venegas Mendez, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

We are living in an industrialized world that relies on fossil fuels. The ways, in which these fossil fuels have damaged the earth, in special the environment is worth of special attention and corrective actions. In our days, the climate change (global warming) it is becoming the number one topic. These changes are affecting our health, comfort and our way of living. Solar systems have been working among us since several years, but the truth is that most of us really don't understand how they work and more important, how they work in time in different conditions. Solar panels are one of the most promising renewable energy ways to handle electrification requirements off several isolated consumers worldwide. ^ Because of this, it was clear which way to take. The main focus of this research is the study of solar panels; watch their behavior on different conditions to determine on which ones this kind of systems can give us more output power. The variables to deal with are going to be the temperature, the angle of the light and the color temperature of the light, all this occurs on a controlled environment following two different methods to analyze the collected data. As objectives, three different point were stated. To find out if all the variables affect our system, which one is the most significant adobe the other for this particular study and to demonstrate the importance of the color temperature of the light on solar panels electricity production.^

Subject Area

Engineering, Industrial|Energy

Recommended Citation

Venegas Mendez, Juan, "An approach to power efficiency determination in the solar energy systems using central composite design and Box-Behnken design" (2013). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1546354.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1546354

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