Title: Experimental study on optimum area utilisation for maximum power output in solar photovoltaic system

Authors: C. Sreenath; S. Siva Sakthi Velan; C. Shankar; V. Rajakumaran; V. Kirubakaran

Addresses: Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Dindigul (D.T) – 624302, Tamil Nadu., India ' Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Dindigul (D.T) – 624302, Tamil Nadu., India ' Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Dindigul (D.T) – 624302, Tamil Nadu., India ' Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Dindigul (D.T) – 624302, Tamil Nadu., India ' Rural Energy Centre, The Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Gandhigram, Dindigul (D.T) – 624302, Tamil Nadu., India

Abstract: This paper analysed the optimum area utilisation for maximum power output in solar photovoltaic system by two different methods as follows: 1) Solar panels at 90° in three different heights; 2) The panel was tested at both agricultural and dry land at 90°. Load was maintained at half load condition for first method and performance of panel output data was recorded using data logger. The final study was done by using IV and PV characteristic performance. The efficiency of solar photovoltaic was carried out for both studies.

Keywords: optimum area; vertical position; solar panels; photovoltaic systems; PV systems; maximum power; solar energy; solar power.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2015.073792

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2015 Vol.11 No.3, pp.209 - 219

Available online: 22 Dec 2015

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