A 1-year, side-by-side comparison of: Static; 1-axis tracking; and V-trough mirror-assisted grid-connected PV modules in a desert environment

David Faiman, David Berman, Dov Bukobza, Shlomo Kabalo, Indra Karki, Bryan Medwed, Vladimir Melnichak, Edwin De Held, Henk Oldenkamp

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Abstract

3 carefully-matched grid-connected PV systems were operated side-by-side and continuously. One was equator-facing at fixed tilt angle = Latitude. The second tracked the sun E→W about a horizontal axis. The third employed a similar tracking strategy to the second but used V-trough mirror enhancement. Each system consisted of two series-connected Solarex SX146 photovoltaic modules which fed an NKF OK4E-100 inverter and thence the electricity grid. The paper discusses the circumstances (time of day, season of year, etc.) under which each type of system is significantly superior to the others.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
EditorsK. Kurokawa, L.L. Kazmerski, B. McNeils, M. Yamaguchi, C. Wronski
Pages2190-2193
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2003
EventProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 11 May 200318 May 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
VolumeC

Conference

ConferenceProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityOsaka
Period11/05/0318/05/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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