Effects of non-tracking solar collector orientation on energy production : photovoltaic systems

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dc.contributor.author Toikka, Tauno
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-03T00:16:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-03T00:16:14Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201205031597 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37752
dc.description.abstract Abstract: This Master's thesis proposes a new method for calculating the optimum tilt and orientation angle of a fitted solar collector. In addition to using geographical data, this method takes into account the radiation data and weather statistics of prospective locations. This makes the calculations valid not only for certain latitudes, but also for certain radiation and weather conditions. Calculations were done by estimating the energy production of a given solar array using a sequence of different tilt angles and orientation angles. Special attention was given to shaded solar arrays and arrays made up of photovoltaic modules. Specific radiation and weather data was used for both locations. Also, the different attributes of different phovoltaic modules were taken into consideration. The proposed method is illustrated with two examples. Two solar arrays in two different locations were chosen: one in Southern Finland in Helsinki (60.12 deg. N, 24.57 deg. E), and the other in Central Finland in Viitasaari (63.07 deg. N, 25.68 deg. E). The calculations for the solar array in Helsinki, which is in planning stage, take into account the shading caused by row installation. Calculations were made for c-Si PV modules. The optimum tilt angle was calculated as 28.6 deg. and the optimum orientation as 0.1 deg. from south to west. The array in Viitasaari is an existing one, and the calculated optimum tilt and orientation angles were compared to the actual angles used at the location. The solar collector used there is a semi-transparent a-Si PV module. The optimum tilt angle was calculated as 46.4 deg., and the actual angle at the site was 5 deg. The optimum orientation angle was calculated as 4.3 deg. from south to east, and angle used was 0 deg., i.e. south.
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.rights Julkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty. fi
dc.subject.other optimal
dc.subject.other optimum
dc.subject.other optimized
dc.subject.other best
dc.subject.other tilt
dc.subject.other slope
dc.subject.other inclination
dc.subject.other orientation
dc.subject.other direction
dc.subject.other angle
dc.subject.other for
dc.subject.other stationary
dc.subject.other fitted
dc.subject.other mounted
dc.subject.other non-tracking
dc.subject.other fixed
dc.subject.other solid
dc.subject.other solar
dc.subject.other sun
dc.subject.other collectors
dc.subject.other panels
dc.subject.other PV
dc.subject.other photovoltaic
dc.subject.other electricity
dc.subject.other system
dc.subject.other systems
dc.subject.other array
dc.subject.other maximum
dc.subject.other maximal
dc.subject.other energy
dc.subject.other production
dc.subject.other yield
dc.title Effects of non-tracking solar collector orientation on energy production : photovoltaic systems
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201205031597
dc.subject.ysa aurinkokeräimet
dc.subject.ysa energiantuotanto
dc.subject.ysa aurinkopaneelit
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master’s thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Mathematics and Science en
dc.contributor.laitos Fysiikan laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Physics en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine soveltava fysiikka
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