julmou Posted March 21, 2022 Share Posted March 21, 2022 Hello, I have spent quite some time understanding how the mutual shading with sheds is estimated and calculated, and how it all works with the GCR and pitch and tilt and limit angle. When choosing "Unlimited sheds" in the Orientation part, the "Shading Graph" and the "Show Optimization" tools are really useful to help us optimize our sheds (with the option of a constant limit angle, or a constant pitch (area ratio)). However, I also note that this analysis is made for a given number of sheds and doesn't take into account that by increasing our GCR (shorter pitch) we can also increase the number of rows/sheds and thus increase our total of MWp we can install. Or said differently, the graphs show the optimization of the yearly irradiance per m2 of collector, but it doesn't take into account that by increasing the GCR we increase the number of m2 of panels (so the number of MWp installed), thus increasing the total energy yield. Instead of deciding on a constant limit angle or a constant pitch/GCR, and then see which tilt would be optimum, as proposed by your model, is there a way to determine the best configuration (both pitch and tilt, as independent parameters) to simply get the max. energy yield from a given surface/area? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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