Module Racks Cranks Out More Solar Power

Compared to a fixed tilt system, BIG SUN Energy's patented iPV Tracker shows a 30% increase in power generation. When iPV Tracker is combined with a bi-facial module there is a further 10% increase. BIG SUN Energy has further researched various underlying surfaces -- discovering the rates of reflection with natural ground cover, cement or mirror-like reflective surfaces.

 

Reflection rates of grass, sand or mud will increase the power generation between 5-10%, while white cement will provide a 15% increase. When mirror-like reflective surfaces such as water or snow are used, the gains reach 20-30%. By installing an iPV Tracker over a water surface using bi-facial modules, the increase in yields achieved can reach 60% over fixed tilt systems utilizing mono-facial modules.

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New VNA technologies enable mmWave broadband testing to 220 GHz, helping researchers and engineers to overcome test challenges and simplify mmWave testing.

Application development in the mmWave frequencies is growing. Broadband testing over hundreds of GHz of bandwidth is subject to repeatability/accuracy deficits, and engineers demand solutions to help overcome challenges and simplify mmWave testing.

 

The effectiveness of PV power generation has three essential factors, inclination angle, height and ground reflection.

  • The inclination angle is the optimal angle that power generation systems can track and absorb sunlight.
  • Tracker height describes the necessary room to collect reflected and diffused sunlight on the rear side of a module when paired with a bi-facial module.
  • Ground reflection can boost the rear side power generation in bi-facial modules, with different advantages for different types of ground cover.

 

To get a bigger picture, checkout the iPV Tracker datasheet and visit BIG SUN.

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