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Evaluating Multiple Tilt Angles Using an Innovative Jig with a Singular PV Module

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dc.contributor.author Hertzog, Pierre E.
dc.contributor.author Swart, Arthur J.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-17T18:03:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-17T18:03:55Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02
dc.identifier.issn 2249 – 8958
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/2177
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Researchers need reliable and accurate recording instruments or systems to obtain specific data for their research. Customizable systems are not always commercially available or may be too costly. The purpose of this paper is to present an innovative jig that can be used to automatically adjust a single PV module to different tilt angles throughout the day, while simultaneously recording and storing specific data for future analysis. The analysis should provide answers as to which tilt angle enables the highest yield of output power in a particular environment. To demonstrate the operation of the designed system, voltage and current values of a 20 W PV module were recorded for nine different tilt angles and at 10-minute intervals during the solar productive period of the day. The results were evaluated, and it was found that the recorded results from the designed system correlate well with previous research resulting in its validity. It is recommended that the designed innovative jig be used to record data from a singular PV module at multiple tilt angles under various environmental conditions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IJEAT;Volume-8, Issue-3S, February 2019
dc.subject Solar Radiation en_US
dc.subject Electronic Measurements en_US
dc.subject Arduino en_US
dc.title Evaluating Multiple Tilt Angles Using an Innovative Jig with a Singular PV Module en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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