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LCOE Reduction Approaches for Bifacial PV Plants
I. BALLESTEROS, X. Rodríguez, A. Ortega, A.M. Cruz Rodríguez, A. Ricci, L. Bellini
Bifacial, Tracking, Design
Photovoltaic Modules and BoS Components
Subtopic: Balance of System Components
Event: 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Session: 3DV.1.41
ISBN: 3-936338-86-8
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Document(s): poster


As part of the GOPV H2020 project, different approaches to achieve a lower electricity cost for bifacial PV systems are developed. New developments are devoted to reach lighter moving parts of the tracker structures, reducing energy needs to follow the sun, which is crucial to reach larger energy yields and reduced operation cost. With the goal to achieve lighter, but still robust structures for the trackers, the use of glass fiber reinforced polymers (GFRP) has been introduced as an innovative material for their use in PV trackers developing a hybrid bifacial tracker. Indoor/outdoor advanced testing and real outdoor validations have been performed in the project to ensure longer lifetimes of the different components developed in the project, with longer lifetimes and higher energy yield systems. GFRP parts have withstood ageing tests keeping mechanical properties and have been validated in site in a bifacial tracker for more than 1 year, with 5% lower weight per each module support.