Comparison of operating parameters in grid connected photovoltaic systems with single/double sun-trackers at different latitudes

A.V. Boicea, P. Di Leo, G. Graditi, F. Spertino

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Abstract

The paper presents a comparison between the operating parameters of grid connected photovoltaic systems with various sun-trackers at different latitudes. A 9.6 kWp double-axis tracking PV plant, installed at ENEA research Centre of Portici (Naples) and a 49 kWp single-axis sun tracking PV plant, sited close to Saluzzo (Cuneo), have been considered. Although the experimental results show a remarkable increment in the performance for the South Italy site (≈ 30%), due to both the location and the double axis tracker, the North Italy site almost counterbalances this drawback in the economic analysis, since both the installation cost (≈ 20%) and the operation & maintenance cost (≈ 30%) are significantly lower. © 2010 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2010 - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

Conference

Conference2010 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2010
CountryItaly
Period1/1/10 → …

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  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Boicea, A. V., Di Leo, P., Graditi, G., & Spertino, F. (2010). Comparison of operating parameters in grid connected photovoltaic systems with single/double sun-trackers at different latitudes. Paper presented at 2010 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2010, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1109/SPEEDAM.2010.5542213