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dc.contributor.authorWong, J
dc.contributor.authorBai, F
dc.contributor.authorSaha, TK
dc.contributor.authorTan, RHG
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-20T03:44:26Z
dc.date.available2021-10-20T03:44:26Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0038-092X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.solener.2020.12.035
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/409204
dc.description.abstractMany solar tracking technologies have been developed with the aim of improving the energy performance of solar PV installations. Among these, single-axis tracking (SAT) systems give good economic prospect for ground-mounted PV plants but experience inevitable power loss when the trackers diverge from the incident solar irradiance during winter. The 1.5-axis tracking (1.5AT) model is developed in recent years to achieve a balance between the benefits and shortcomings of the SAT and dual-axis tracking (DAT) systems. Despite the anticipated superiority of the 1.5AT, there is a lack of literature on the methodology to analytically study the potential and feasibility of the 1.5AT model, especially from a global perspective. In this paper, a comprehensive feasibility study has been conducted to evaluate the energy performance and shading analysis of the 1.5AT model. The developed methodology serves as a general benchmark to explore the prospects of the 1.5AT model at different geographical locations and seasons. This encourages further research and deployment of the 1.5AT model as a potential alternative to improve the return of investment for various PV system stakeholders.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom171
dc.relation.ispartofpageto179
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSolar Energy
dc.relation.ispartofvolume216
dc.subject.fieldofresearchElectrical engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEngineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4008
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4011
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode40
dc.titleA feasibility study of the 1.5-axis tracking model in utility-scale solar PV plants
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWong, J; Bai, F; Saha, TK; Tan, RHG, A feasibility study of the 1.5-axis tracking model in utility-scale solar PV plants, Solar Energy, 2021, 216, pp. 171-179
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2021-10-01T03:07:50Z
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gro.griffith.authorBai, Feifei


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