Raw Data and Code for "Optical Approaches for Passive Thermal Management in c-Si Photovoltaic Modules" Slauch, Deceglie, Silverman, Ferry 2021

  • Ian M Slauch (Creator)
  • Michael G. Deceglie (Creator)
  • Timothy J. Silverman (Creator)
  • Vivian E Ferry (Creator)



These data comprise the raw experimental and simulation results of, and the computer code written to support, the work described in the manuscript "Optical Approaches for Passive Thermal Management in c-Si Photovoltaic Modules" submitted by the listed authors to the publication Joule, and are here submitted in accordance with the data archiving policy of the journal. These data contain primarily results from the third-party ray tracing software "SunSolve" published by PVLighthouse (www.pvlighthouse.au) and results from the finite-element simulation software "TOMCAT", published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (https://github.com/NREL/pv_tomcat). Additionally, the code written as a part of this work (MATLAB) has been provided.

Files are sorted into folders depending on the figure in the manuscript to which they pertain. Many figures use data from simulation or experimental results. The results are placed in each folder as obtained from the experimental apparatus or simulation software in .csv format. MATLAB code written to support this work is provided. Input files for ray tracing simulations (SunSolve, PVLighthouse) and finite-element simulations (TOMCAT, NREL) are provided. SunSolve is third-party software to which NREL pays a subscription and the provided files are only compatible with that software as far as the authors are aware.

Funding information
Sponsorship: This work was authored in part by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, operated by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308. Funding provided by U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office under award number Award Number DE-EE0008542.
Date made available2021
PublisherData Repository for the University of Minnesota
Date of data productionMar 16 2019 - Jun 26 2020

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