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vol 64 / September, 2021
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DOI 10.17586/0021-3454-2015-58-8-639-644

UDC 621.383.4

THE EFFECT OF SNOW COVERING ON PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR CELL EFFICIENCY

F. V. Savrasov
National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Cybernetic Institute, Department of Informatics and System Design;


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Abstract. The suggestion that output power of a PV solar module may increase due to ambient radiation reflected by a snow covering is tested experimentally.  The current generated by the additional radiation from underlying snow surface is determined. Experiments are performed to estimate the effect of snow on the module surface on the solar cell performance.
Keywords: photovoltaic module, snow cover, reflected radiation