Triangular photovoltaic modules for polar-axis trackers

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Abstract

It is argued that solar cell modules having an equilateral triangular shape would have several practical advantages over the rectangular modules which are commonly produced. Chief among these advantages would be the possibility of using such modules on polar-axis trackers, since the latter could generate almost as much annual power as the mechanically far more complex 2-axis trackers currently in use in various parts of the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1988

Keywords

  • Photovoltaic system reliability
  • Photovoltaics
  • Polar-axis tracking
  • Solar cell array geometry
  • Solar cell module geometry

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