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Double-layer orthogonal-offset photovoltaic platforms

Edgar, Ross; Cochard, Steven; Stachurski, Zbigniew

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Photovoltaic panels used for power generation are subject to significant wind loads of concern to mounting systems. A novel method of arranging photovoltaic surface in layers of non-overlapping panels is proposed for tracking systems to reduce wind load forces. The potential of this approach is assessed for double layer systems called DLOOP using Computational Fluid Dynamic turbulence modelling and wind tunnel tests.A consistent pattern of wind-force reduction is found as distance between...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103854
Source: Applied Energy
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.03.002

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