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dc.contributor.author Roro, Kittessa T
dc.contributor.author Bassappa Ayanna, Manjunath
dc.contributor.author Pratt, Lawrence E
dc.contributor.author Lekoloane, Gaoshitwe A
dc.contributor.author Klein, Peter
dc.contributor.author Koopman, Stephen J
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-20T11:12:40Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-20T11:12:40Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.identifier.citation Roro, K.T. et al. 2017. The field performance of a 558 kWp ground mounted single-axis PV system in Pretoria, South Africa. 2017 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC), 5-7 December 2017, Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://apvi.org.au/solar-research-conference/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/015_K-Roro_DI_Paper_Peer-reviewed.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/10132
dc.description Paper presented at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference (APSRC), 5-7 December 2017, Melbourne, Australia en_US
dc.description.abstract According to a recent Green Tech Media (GTM) publication [Moskowitz, 2017], 23% of all ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems are installed on trackers. Trackers are especially beneficial for commercial and utility scale applications, particularly in sunniest parts of the world where the direct normal irradiance (DNI) component of sunlight is relatively high. However, very few studies have been reported on the field performance of single axis tracking systems installed and operated in the Southern Africa region. In this study, therefore, the real-world performance of a 558 kWp ground mounted single-axis PV system at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Pretoria campus over a period of 21 months was analyzed. The plant performance was evaluated in terms of the standard performance ratio based on the irradiance in the plane of array and in terms of the performance ratio based on the Global Horizontal Irradiance. It is anticipated that the result of the study will provide useful inputs in assisting system designers, researchers and operators of solar PV plants in South Africa in understanding the optimal operation of solar tracking systems. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;20553
dc.subject Solar power en_US
dc.subject Photovoltaic en_US
dc.subject PV en_US
dc.title The field performance of a 558 kWp ground mounted single-axis PV system in Pretoria, South Africa en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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