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Modeling and Simulation of a Novel Photovoltaic Solar System

Radouan Ajdid(1*), Mohammed Ouassaid(2), Mohamed Maaroufi(3)

(1) Department of Electrical Engineering, Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs - Mohamed V University, Morocco
(2) Department of Electrical Engineering, Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs - Mohamed V University, Morocco
(3) Department of Electrical Engineering, Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs - Mohamed V University, Morocco
(*) Corresponding author


DOI: https://doi.org/10.15866/irecon.v5i6.13802

Abstract


This paper presents a new solar system for photovoltaic application. Three tilted photovoltaic panels arranged so each panel normal vector form an angle of 120° regarding the remaining vectors. The panels assembly rotates permanently with a controlled velocity around a central axis and collect solar radiation alternately. However, in classical photovoltaic solar systems; either traditional fixed panels or tracking systems, the PV panels have a fixed position or a preset trajectory which is tracked slowly during the daytime. Therefore, these systems are subject to several defects as temperature elevation, dust deposition and lifecycle reducing. The current research provides model simulation and experimental tests of the new solar system in order to determine the performances and establish a scientific comparison regarding classical systems. Generally, the simulation results and the experimental findings are similar and show an important behavior in terms of overcoming the panels’ temperature elevation, the dust deposition, and ensuring the power generation.
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Keywords


Elevation Tracking; Solar Radiation; Rotary System; Solar Tracking Model

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