Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Bifacial modules used in cable based PV carport applications
Authors: Baumgartner, Franz
Nussbaumer, Hartmut
Baumann, Thomas
Carigiet, Fabian
Keller, Nico
Schär, Daniel
Büchel, Arthur
Comparotto, Corrado
Harney, Rudolf
Schneider, Andreas
Proceedings: Photovoltaic science and engineering : the 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 24th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference, PVSEC-24
Conference details: 6th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Kyoto, Japan, 23-27 November 2014
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Tokyo Japan Society of Applied Physics
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 
Abstract: Cable based mounting of bifacial modules in a vertical or in a horizontal orientation is demonstrated, also on top of carports. Yield gains of 8% on a clear sky day for fixed vertically mounted bifacial modules were measured, together with higher yield at lower irradiance levels, by the use of the new fast module tracker. First results of applying the commercial tool PVSYST lead to annual additional electricity production in Switzerland of about 15% if the bifacial modules are tracked at two fixed positions relative to fixed mounted 30° tilted south oriented modules. These simulation show relevant deviations to the measured daily power production characteristics and will be improved in a future.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Energy Systems and Fluid Engineering (IEFE)
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