Solar Power Quantitative Formulation

# Solar Power Quantitative Formulation - Solar Power...

• 6

This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

Solar Power Quantitative Formulation

This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Quantitative Formulation Solar Model 1. a (How many solar panels are needed to meet the electricity demands at a given site?) {(Demand of Electricity (kWh/day)) (Derate Factor)} [(Efficiency of PV Panel (kW/panel)) (Insolation (hours of sunlight/day))] = Number of Solar Panels (panels) 1. b (What area would be taken up by the solar panels?) {(Demand of Electricity (kwh/day)) (Derate Factor)} [(Efficiency of PV Panel (kW/panel)) (Insolation (hours of sunlight/day))] *(Width of Panel(m))(Height of Panel(m)) . = Area Consumed by Solar Panels ( m2) 2. Assumptions -Assume the sun shines for the same amount of time everyday. -Assume same amount of “intermittency” (cloud cover) per day. -Assume the panel’s efficiency never changes. -Assume the area is determined using Total unit dimensions, not just solar cell area. -Assume that all buffalo location have the same amount of insolation. -Assume consumption is the same everyday. -Assume hours of insolation takes into account clouds and other weather.
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
• Spring '12
• WilliamWild
• Photovoltaics, hrs

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

### What students are saying

• As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

• I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

• The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern