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Energy Performance of a 1.2 MWp Photovoltaic System Distributed over Eight Buildings at Utrecht University Campus
W.G.J.H.M. van Sark, A.C. de Waal, J. Uithol, N. Dols, F. Houben, R. Kuepers, M. Scherrenburg, B. van Lith, F. Benjamin
Education and Training, Large Grid-Connected PV Systems, PV System, Energy Performance, Design
PV System Performance and Integration
Subtopic: Design and Operation of PV Systems
Event: 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6BV.1.31
2284 - 2287
ISBN: 3-936338-47-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-6BV.1.31
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A distributed PV system comprising of eight subsystems on separate buildings totaling an installed capacity of 1.2 MWp has been realized at buildings of the Utrecht University campus Utrecht Science Park. A detailed design process was followed taking into account the presence of surrounding buildings. This has lead to a system with modules oriented South, West, East, and even North. Most of the modules are installed at a tilt of 10 degrees. A full year of monitoring results is presented here and shows that the system is performing well, with an average performance ratio of 0.825, thus delivering more than 1 million kWh annually.