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The energy output of a photo-voltaic solar plant is closely linked to the efficiency of the solar modules using which the solar panels are made. It is needless to mention that numerous designs and configurations are being developed and tried out to further enhance the output of the modules.
As we all would agree, solar power, especially the installation of floating solar power plants have gained significant popularity and acceptance in the energy sector. PV installations have proved to be cost efficient and carbon-light way of producing every from the solar radiation. Excluding the high initial investment, another big challenge for making PV installations more abundant is the need for land. While in large countries like Australia, the USA, or India availability of land is not a constraint, in many small countries, or islands like Japan, Malaysia, etc. availability of land is a major constraint.
Weather conditions, including the temperature in which the solar panels are operating, have a considerable effect on the performance of the solar panels. It might sound counter-intuitive to many of us, but low temperature actually boosts the performance of the solar panels. Solar panels, like any other electronic device, are more productive at low temperatures.
The efficiency of the PV solar panels is largely dependent on the ambient conditions and several factors come into the picture to determine the actual efficiency of panels during their operation. One such factor is soiling.