Optimum Design Of On Grid Pv System Using Tracking System
Saeed Mansour, Dr. Wagdy R. Anis, Dr. Ismail M. Hafez
Index Terms: Photovoltaic (PV) system, Tracking, ON Grid, Economics
Abstract: The fossil fuel is a main issue in the world, due to the increase of fossil fuel cost and the depletion of the fossil fuel with continuous increasing demand on electricity. With continuous decrease of PV panels cost, it is interesting to consider generation of electricity from PV system. To provide electric energy to a load in a remote area where electric grid utility is not available or connection with grid utility is available, there are two approaches of photovoltaic system, PV without tracking system (Fixed System) and PV with tracking systems. The result shows that the energy production by using PV with tracking system generates more energy in comparison with fixed panels system. However the cost per produced KWH is less in case of using fixed panels. This is the backbone in choice between two approaches of photovoltaic system. In this work a system design and cost analysis for two approaches of photovoltaic system are considered.
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