EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021
Presentation: 5CV.2.38 Influence of Shading on Photovoltaic Generation from Winter to Summer in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Type: Visual
Date: Wednesday, 8th September 2021
13:30 - 15:00
Author(s): J. Bekker
Presenter / Speaker: J. Bekker, Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 5CV.2 Operation, Performance and Maintenance of PV Systems
Topic: 5. 3 Operation, Performance and Maintenance of PV Systems
Keywords: Generation, PV System, Inverter, Solar Array
Summary / Abstract: This paper presents effects and influences due to shading on solar panels installed as part of a solar system at a residential house in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Design considerations include the choice of inverter, solar panels as well as the arrangement and mounting of the solar panels. Results presented illustrate the effect of the shading for different scenarios from winter to summer conditions. Emphasis is placed on the difference of the solar path of the sun, resulting in different shading conditions. These results are in the form of data captured for electricity generation by the solar array, and graphical representation thereof.