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Size optimization of a PV system installed close to sun obstacles.

Kalaitzakis Kostas, Stavrakakis Georgios

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Year 1996
Type of Item Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication
Bibliographic Citation K.C. Kalaitzakis and G.S. Stavrakakis, "Size optimization of a PV system installed close to sun obstacles," Solar Energy, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 291-299, Oct. 1996. doi:10.1016/S0038-092X(96)00101-6
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The assessment of the optimal size of a PV-array/battery-storage system, when the incident solar radiation is considerably obstructed, is presented in this article. An optimal dimensioning method is proposed based on a new procedure for the calculation of the actual solar radiation on the array surface, for installations located near obstacles. The optimum tilt of the PV array is also computed and the resulting optimal PV-array/battery-storage system is evaluated by an appropriate routine. The results of the application of the complete algorithm for a real case study inside a gorge are illustrated.