Performance Evaluation of Monocrystalline Solar PV Panel for ICT Office, Federal University Wukari
Keywords:Monocrystalline, Photovoltaic solar panel, Series connection, solar module
The basic operation of the monocrystalline photovoltaic panel was conducted on daily bases for one week. The open circuit voltage (), short circuit current (), maximum voltage (), and current () were measured and power and efficiency were computed. The monocrystalline solar module efficiency computed was 11.34% lower than the theoretical efficiency value with 7.66%. The open circuit voltage in the early hours was higher this indicates a better solar cell which depends on the technology and climate conditions. The variation of daily average time with maximum voltage and current as shown from the data obtained, that as the intensity of sunlight increased, the was a corresponding increase in the measured parameters. The maximum voltage and current obtained were 30.50 () and 5.70 () at 14pm the power computed was 173.85 W. The total amount of power obtained on 20 PV panels during daylight hours was 38.4 kw and the power utilized in ICT was 110 W. The result shows that monocrystalline photovoltaic panel impact positively, the Federal University Wukari ICT and its environmental energy mix and promote non-polluted energy source. With this, small and medium-scale companies and even individuals could be offered a simple, cheaper, and cleaner energy choice over which they have more control.