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Abstract—Thermal effects on structure of solar panels exposed to solar radiation are significant and
complicated. Furthermore, the temperature variation within a year may result in damage in
frame structures with covering glass considering the solar radiation. The aim of the present
paper is to evaluate deformation state due to temperature on photovoltaic modules surface.
Laboratory measurements were carried out employing single grid strain gauges, in order to
determine stress in significant points of four different samples subjected to temperature variations.
Finally results were analyzed and compared, in order to characterize the performances expected
from photovoltaic panels and to prevent cell breaking
Index Terms—Evaluation, Solar Panel, Strain Gauges, Thermal Deformation
Cite: Jitesh A Ingale, V H Patil and A A Patil, "A Review on Evaluation of the Deformations Induced By Solar Radiations on Solar Panel Frame," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 115-128, July 2014.