Title: The effect on the efficiency of the photovoltaic panel used for the charging of mobile phones of the solar radiation in Elazig, Turkey

Authors: Ahmet Yıldız; Beşir Dandıl; Gülşah Çakmak

Addresses: Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey ' Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey

Abstract: In this study, mobile phone charge analysis was performed with portable solar panel in changing irradiation conditions and the efficiency of photovoltaic panel was determined. In photovoltaic systems, it is necessary to take into account the actual environmental conditions in the installation site to accurately determine the system performance. In this context, the aim of this study is to determine the efficiency of portable photovoltaic panels used to charge mobile phones in real outdoor conditions and to contribute to the use of the system in maximum efficiency. The designed system was tested in Elazig/Turkey province under external atmospheric conditions. Experiments were done in different months and throughout days in 2017. Radiation and outdoor temperatures were measured during the experiments. As a result, it was seen that the actual meteorological values affect the efficiency of the photovoltaic panel and the panel efficiency ranged from 12% to 19% for the Elazig province.

Keywords: battery charger; current; efficiency; Elazig; mobile phone; photovoltaic panel; power bank; solar radiation; voltage; renewable energy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2019.102855

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2019 Vol.10 No.4, pp.301 - 314

Received: 04 Oct 2018
Accepted: 06 Mar 2019

Published online: 11 Sep 2019 *

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