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An Analysis of Economic Benefits of Solar Tracking Systems


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 3 Issue - 7
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : Abhijit Kumar Bhagat

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV3I7012,
     title={An Analysis of Economic Benefits of Solar Tracking Systems},
     author={Abhijit Kumar Bhagat},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={3},
     number={7},
     pages={48--51},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV3I7012.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

One hour of solar energy is enough to meet the energy demand of entire Earth’s population for one year. When the solar radiation reaches earth’s top atmosphere it is relatively constant everywhere but the radiation near earth’s surface may vary considerably due to the reasons like atmospheric effects, such as absorption and scattering, local variations in the atmosphere, such as water vapour, clouds, and pollution, latitude of the location; and the season of the year and the time of day. All of these factors can change other parameters, such as, power received from solar radiation at a place, the spectral content of the light and the angle from which light is incident on a surface that as a consequence affects the efficient working of a solar cell. One way to overcome this limitation of solar cells is to maintain the optimal solar PV array orientation and tilt using solar trackers, which can maximize the power output from a solar cell. Certainly, there are associated technical and economic limitations in using solar tracking devices that need to be carefully evaluated before its use. There is no general rule to evaluate the technical and economic efficiency of a solar tracker, as its effectiveness varies place to place, time to time. However it is well established that the energy produced form a fixed amount of installed PV generating capacity can be significantly increased using the solar tracking technology. Much implementation has not been done in India with the Solar Tracking Systems so far. Keeping that point in mind this paper discusses the Economic benefits of Solar Tracking Systems by analyzing the implementations in US.


Keywords:

Solar Energy, PV Systems, Economy, Tariff, Solar Tracker


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