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Influence of Shading on Photovoltaic Generation from Winter to Summer in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
J. Bekker
PV System, Solar Array, Inverter, Generation
PV Systems – Modelling, Design, Operation and Performance
Subtopic: Operation, Performance and Maintenance of PV Systems
Event: 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 5CV.2.38
1259 - 1263
ISBN: 3-936338-78-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20212021-5CV.2.38
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This paper presents effects and influences due to shading on solar panels installed as part of a solar system at a residential house in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa. Design considerations include the choice of inverter, solar panels as well as the arrangement and mounting of the solar panels. Results presented illustrate the effect of the shading for different scenarios from winter to summer conditions. Emphasis is placed on the difference of the solar path of the sun, resulting in different shading conditions. These results are in the form of data captured for electricity generation by the solar array, and graphical representation thereof.