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Daniel R. Rousse

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Yvan Dutil

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Guillermo Quesada

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Tracking strategy for photovoltaic solar systems in high latitudes Guillermo Quesada, Laura Guillon, Daniel R. Rousse, Mostafa ... Published: 01 October 2015
Energy Conversion and Management, doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2015.06.041
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Several studies show that from about 20% to 50% more solar energy can be recovered by using photovoltaic systems that track the sun rather than systems set at a fixed angle. For overcast or cloudy days, recent studies propose the use of a set position in which each photovoltaic panel faces toward the zenith (horizontal position). Compared to a panel that follows the sun’s path, this approach claims that a horizontal panel increases the amount of solar radiation captured and subsequently the quantity of electricity produced. The present work assesses a solar tracking photovoltaic panel hourly and seasonally in high latitudes. A theoretical method based on an isotropic sky model was formulated, implemented, and used in a case study analysis of a grid-connected photovoltaic system in Montreal, Canada. The results obtained, based on the definition of a critical hourly global solar radiation, were validated numerically and experimentally. The study confirmed that a zenith-set sun tracking strategy for overcast or mostly cloudy days in summer is not advantageous.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Effects of surroundings snow coverage and solar tracking on photovoltaic systems operating in Canada Mostafa Mehrtash, Daniel R. Rousse, Guillermo Quesada Published: 01 January 2013
Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, doi: 10.1063/1.4822051
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