East-west oriented photovoltaic power systems: model, benefits and technical evaluation
East-west oriented photovoltaic power system is a new trend in orienting photovoltaic system. This lecture presents an evaluation of east–west oriented photovoltaic power system. A comparison between east–west oriented photovoltaic system and south oriented photovoltaic system in terms of cost of energy and technical requirement is conducted is presented in this lecture. In addition to that, the benefits of using east–west oriented photovoltaic system are discussed in this paper. By this lecture the following issues will be realized,
East–west oriented photovoltaic system requires less land area.
East–west oriented photovoltaic system requires less cost for mounting piles and steel structure, and less costs of the interfacing power substation
South oriented photovoltaic system produces more energy than east–west oriented photovoltaic system.
No significant difference between the costs of energy for both systems.
Grid interfacing east–west oriented PV system can provide smoother power injection to the grid with fewer harmonic and less reverse power.
South oriented photovoltaic system is preferred when high power injection is required.
Priv.Doz. Tamer Khatib, MSc. PhD
Angelika Schauer (angelika [dot] schauer [at] aau [dot] at)