Contribution to the characterization of emerging photovoltaics technologies in Lima (Perú)

Supervised by:
  1. Juan de la Casa Higueras Director
  2. Jan Amaru Palomino Tofflinguer Co-director

Defence university: Universidad de Jaén

Fecha de defensa: 12 December 2022

  1. Jorge Aguilera Tejero Chair
  2. Diego López Talavera Committee member
  3. Manuel J Cáceres Committee member
  4. Rolf Grieseler Committee member
  5. Jan Amaru Palomino Tofflinguer Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 787914 DIALNET


This Doctoral Thesis contributed to developing a new photovoltaic (PV) laboratory in Lima-Peru, by implementing a characterization system for PV modules of different technologies. The laboratory is the first of its kind in Peru and allows performance studies in outdoor conditions. It was implemented in the Physics section of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) in collaboration with the UJA research group IDEA. Seven different PV module technologies are currently installed. Each module's current-voltage (I-V) curve is measured at five-minute intervals. Simultaneously, the temperature, irradiance, solar spectrum, and environmental conditions are measured. In addition, specialized software was developed for the control, measurement, and storage of data. In annual periods, the PV performance and characterization of the solar spectrum in Lima were analyzed.