Performance Analysis of Concentrated Photovoltaic with Hybrid Solar Tracking SystemJagtap S1* and Kumar GK2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jagtap S
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Datta Meghe Institute of Engineering Technology and Research (DMIETR)
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 30, 2017; Accepted date: May 15, 2017; Published date: May 22, 2017
Citation: Jagtap S, Kumar GK (2017) Performance Analysis of Concentrated Photovoltaic with Hybrid Solar Tracking System. Innov Ener Res 6:161.
Copyright: © 2017 Jagtap S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Solar PV cells convert solar energy directly into the electricity, more over the energy generation rate can improve by incorporating with tracking and concentrating system. By the use of 2-axis tracking system higher improved in efficiency results. Present work shows significant effect of sun tracking system and concentrating system on energy generation capacity of photovoltaic panel. The Peak energy generation from PV collector (with and without 2-axis tracking and concentrating) have been determined in this study, for location 11.2588° N and 75.7804° E Latitude and Longitude (Calicut city Kerala) in the month of March April and May. Design of concentrator was done by considering size of PV cell and concentrating ratio (40), cooling system is incorporate to improve the performance of PV cells. Monthly average daily irradiation on horizontal surface and ambient temperature were measured. The system performance ratio was determined. The system power output was measured with tracking and concentrating system and compared with performance of normal PV cell. Power generated by PV cell with concentrating and tracking system is 112.56% more than power produce by PV cell without concentrating and tracking system.