Power output enhancement of grid-connected PV system using dual-axis tracking

Mohammed H.R. Alktranee, Qudama Al-Yasiri, Mortda. M. Sahib
2020 Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability  
The current paper proposes an augmentation of power output production of a single-phase grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system using dual-axis solar tracking (DAST). Solarius PV software was applied to design and predict the energy demand for a single-family house over one year under the climate condition of Basra city, Iraq. The performance of the DAST-PV system was compared to another stationary PV system has the same capacity in terms of power output and the reduction of generated emissions
more » ... over 20 years lifetime. The results showed that the stationary PV system can overcome up to 84.8% of the total electricity demand of the house while DAST-PV system can overcome up to 100% with surplus energy of 9886.55 kWh. Moreover, the greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions avoided by the DAT-PV system were about 34.8% more than the stationary system over the system lifetime.
doi:10.1051/rees/2020002 fatcat:bczvxlsu2na2de34ypmfzmrogy