Effect of PV Orientation on Energy Generation and Economy: A Case Study for Istanbul-Turkey

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Durusu A., Erduman A., Tanrıöven M.

International Journal of Advancements in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, vol.3, no.1, pp.37-40, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


This analysis consider the effect of azimuth angle of fixed photovoltaic (PV) system on energy generation of PV system. Detailed PV production model, including effect of solar radiation, temperature and wind speed, was used to calculate output of PV array for different azimuth angles of PV array. For determination of economic value of the PV produced power, daily electricity price variation of Turkey was also considered. A comparison between the produced power and economic value of produced power of different azimuth angle was performed. The results obtained from comparison are presented and discussed.