Solar Power Quantitative Formulation

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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.
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  • Spring '12
  • WilliamWild
  • Photovoltaics, hrs

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