Renew. Energy Environ. Sustain.
Volume 5, 2020
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||29 April 2020|
Power output enhancement of grid-connected PV system using dual-axis tracking
Department of Mechanics, Technical Institute of Basra, Southern Technical University, Basra, Iraq
2 Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Misan, Misan, Iraq
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Received in final form: 30 January 2020
Accepted: 30 January 2020
The current paper proposes an augmentation of power output production of a single-phase grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system using dual-axis solar tracking (DAST). Solarius PV software was applied to design and predict the energy demand for a single-family house over one year under the climate condition of Basra city, Iraq. The performance of the DAST-PV system was compared to another stationary PV system has the same capacity in terms of power output and the reduction of generated emissions over 20 years lifetime. The results showed that the stationary PV system can overcome up to 84.8% of the total electricity demand of the house while DAST-PV system can overcome up to 100% with surplus energy of 9886.55 kWh. Moreover, the greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions avoided by the DAT-PV system were about 34.8% more than the stationary system over the system lifetime.
© M.H.R. Alktranee et al., published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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