A comprehensive review on multi-physics modeling of photovoltaic modules

M. U. Siddiqui, Osman K. Siddiqui, Awad B.S. Alquaity, Haider Ali, A. F.M. Arif, Syed M. Zubair*

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The global photovoltaic capacity increased to around 760 GW in 2020, with a year-on-year increase of about 139 GW from 2019. As new photovoltaic systems continue to grow, there is a need for better and more reliable mathematical models to predict the performance of these systems. This article presents a comprehensive review of mathematical models for predicting the overall performance of photovoltaic devices, including their optical, thermal, electrical, and structural performance, as well as their exergo-economic analysis. The importance and significance of various aspects of these multi-physics models are highlighted, along with the future directions for improving the reliability and practical use of these models for design, performance evaluation, and optimization of such systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115414
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2022

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  • Electrical
  • Exergy
  • Optical
  • Photovoltaic review
  • Radiation
  • Structural
  • Thermal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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