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Photovoltaic Potential in Terceira Island (Azores)
F. Reis, J. Wemans, G. Sorasio, P. Fialho, M.C. Centeno Brito
Photovoltaic (PV), Modelling / Modeling, Concentrator, Solar Resource, Green Islands
PV Systems
Subtopic: Large PV Power Plants and Distributed PV: System Aspects and Grid Connection
Event: 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 5BV.2.41
4317 - 4319
ISBN: 3-936338-27-2
Paper DOI: 10.4229/26thEUPVSEC2011-5BV.2.41
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The Green islands project aims at the development of an integrated energy plan for Azores islands based on its natural resources. Since the production of photovoltaic (PV) technology occurs during peak hours demand, PV seems to be an attractive solution to integrate the energy portfolio of a sustainable island. This paper evaluates the potential of PV in Azores by modeling PV systems performance in three different system configurations: conventional flat-plate, 2-axes tracker and a concentration system, the DoubleSun® technology. The inputs of the model were the local coordinates and the atmospheric conditions, which were recorded during 2009 in Angra do Heroísmo, in Terceira island, Azores.