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Performance of Photovoltaic Systems with Solar Tracking in Singapore

Amin, Zakaria Mohd. and Maswood, Ali I. and Hawlader, Mohammad Nurul Alam and Al-Ammar, Essam A. and Orfi, Jamel and Al-Ansari, Hany A. (2012) Performance of Photovoltaic Systems with Solar Tracking in Singapore. In: International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability (ICPER2012), 12-14 June 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Photovoltaic technology enables direct conversion of solar irradiation into electricity. This project investigated the performance of a single-axis active solar tracking system by constructing and testing. From the results, it was observed that the output current varied almost instantaneously with the irradiation whilst the output voltage remained fairly constant even with huge fluctuations in irradiation. The efficiency of the solar panels was found to be 11.9% for the tracking configuration. This represented a 33.6% increase in efficiency when using the single-axis tracking system over the fixed ones.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 6545/26783
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar Energy; Photovoltaic; Efficiency
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Mohammad Nurul Alam / M N A Hawlader
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2012 17:45
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2017 15:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26783

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