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Sustainable Energy. 2020, 8(1), 1-5
DOI: 10.12691/rse-8-1-1
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Review of Recent Advances of Shading Effect on PV Solar Cells Generation

Qasim A. Alabdali1, Abdulwahab M. Bajawi2 and Ahmed M. Nahhas3,

1Calibration and Measurements Center, Ministry of Defense, Taif, Saudi Arabia

2Department of Distribution and Maintenance, Abaja Contracting Company, Jazan, Saudi Arabia

3Department of Electrical Engineering, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: July 19, 2020

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Qasim A. Alabdali, Abdulwahab M. Bajawi and Ahmed M. Nahhas. Review of Recent Advances of Shading Effect on PV Solar Cells Generation. Sustainable Energy. 2020; 8(1):1-5. doi: 10.12691/rse-8-1-1


This paper presents the recent advances of the shading effect on the photovoltaic (PV) solar cells generation. In addition to the on-site environment which affects the performance of the PV module, the impacts of shading have important effect on the energy supply capacity. The shading effect is generally caused by inter-row configurations of the PV generator, cloudy disturbances, buildings and trees. In this paper, we investigated of different types of the PV module at different shading levels. The characteristics of the I-V acquired were assessed via the Bishop model, and the total output power of the PV module with the power losses.

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