Solar Radiation and Photovoltaic Conversion

  • Gabriele Zini
  • Paolo Tartarini


Photovoltaic technology is able to collect and convert solar radiation photons to electric energy which then becomes readily available to supply a load or, when produced in surplus, to be stored for future uses. The solar radiation reaching the surface of the Earth varies due to meteorological conditions and the period of the year. Energy storage therefore becomes the key to render this type of renewable energy more reliable and more predictable.


Solar Radiation Solar Irradiance Photovoltaic Cell Total Solar Irradiance Circuit Breaker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriele Zini
    • 1
  • Paolo Tartarini
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e CivileUniversità di Modena e Reggio EmiliaItaly

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