Maximizing energy-efficiency in single-axis solar trackers for photovoltaic panels

Gamal M. Dousoky, Abou Hashema M. El-Sayed, Masahito Shoyama

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Abstract

This paper presents an improved orientation strategy for energy-efficiency in PV panels: The PV panels are tilted with a monthly-based angle that achieves maximum incident radiation. Furthermore, the impact of using the proposed strategy and other three conventional strategies on the PV system features has been investigated. A Japanese city (Fukuoka) and an Egyptian city (Al-Kharijah) have been considered for this study. The results showed that the proposed strategy achieved an increase in the produced energy from the PV. Therefore, the cost of the PV power system components can be reduced including the solar cells area, and the land area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia
Subtitle of host publication"Green World with Power Electronics", ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia
Pages1458-1463
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 31 2011
Event8th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: "Green World with Power Electronics", ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: May 30 2011Jun 3 2011

Publication series

Name8th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: "Green World with Power Electronics", ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia

Other

Other8th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: "Green World with Power Electronics", ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period5/30/116/3/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Dousoky, G. M., El-Sayed, A. H. M., & Shoyama, M. (2011). Maximizing energy-efficiency in single-axis solar trackers for photovoltaic panels. In 8th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: "Green World with Power Electronics", ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia (pp. 1458-1463). [5944471] (8th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: "Green World with Power Electronics", ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPE.2011.5944471