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Effect of the Wind Velocity on the Efficiency of Solar Cell

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Performance of a Solar cell not only depends on its basic characteristics but also depends on the ambient variables like radiation, temperature, humidity, dust, wind velocity, cloud cover, clearness index, etc. V-I Characteristics of a calculator solar cell have been estimated at different wind speeds using wind tunnel. Slight decrease in efficiency of solar cell with the increase of wind velocity is observed. The effect of this on the performance of a solar panel is discussed in the paper.

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