The Influence of Tilt Angle on Output for a Residential 4 kW Solar PV System

Afshin Balal, Tim Dallas

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Abstract

The tilt angle of a photovoltaic (PV) module has a significant impact on its energy generation capabilities. This study looks at the influence of monthly tilting versus fixed, one-axis, and two-axis tracking systems on the energy production of a small, residential 4 kW PV system in Texas. System Advisor Model (SAM) was used to simulate and compare each scenario. Just using a manual angle adjustable solar panel mount bracket (ASPVB) to adjust tilt can boost generated electricity by 6% when compared to a fixed rack system with a tilt equal to that of the local latitude.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 4th International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages131-134
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665413954
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2021 - Virtual, Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 9 2021Oct 11 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE 4th International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2021

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2021
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityVirtual, Busan
Period10/9/2110/11/21

Keywords

  • SAM software
  • array tilt angle
  • solar PV systems
  • sun radiation

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