oa Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal - Validating the acceptance zone for PV modules using a simplified measuring approach
|Article Title||Validating the acceptance zone for PV modules using a simplified measuring approach|
|© Publisher:||Central University of Technology, Free State|
|Journal||Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Central University of Technology|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||24 - 37|
|Keyword(s)||Alignment, Azimuth angle, Flat surface, Incident angle and Tilted surface|
Optimizing the output power of any PV module involves a number of factors, including the orientation angle. However, many PV modules are not installed at the suggested orientation angle of 0° N in South Africa, thereby indicating a nonalignment to the maximum solar radiation available for a given day. The purpose of this research is to highlight the importance of this installation by validating its acceptance zone using a simplified measuring approach. Results confirm that the incident angle on a specific PV installation varies around 44° for winter months. This indicates an acceptance zone of around 88°, which must be optimally aligned to the solar radiation curve, thereby yielding the optimum amount of output power.
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