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Tracking and Ground Cover Ratio
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Electronic circuits,
  • Electronic devices
Information
Abstract
Energy yield and occupation of land are two parameters that must be optimized when designing a large PV plant. This paper presents the results of simulating the energy yield of flat panels for some locations and different tracking strategies as a function of the ground cover ratio. Some interesting results for design purposes, such as the optimal solar trackers depending on the land availability or the energy gains of every tracking strategy, are shown. For example, the energy gains associated to one north-south axis tracking, referenced to static surfaces, ranges from 18 to 25%, and from 37 to 45% for the two-axes tracker for reasonable ground cover ratios. To achieve these results, a simulation tool with appropriate models to calculate the energy yield for different solar trackers has been developed. Copyright (C) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International
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JCR
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Title
PROGRESS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS
ISBN
1062-7995
Impact factor JCR
2,179
Impact info
Volume
16
Journal number
8
From page
703
To page
714
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Luis Narvarte Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Antonio-P.Eduardo Lorenzo Pigueiras (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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