I think it was about Oct 2010 that you assisted me with choosing of the location of panels. I have since installed the panels and I am very pleased with the outcome. Thank you once again.
With the form advice you gave me, there was a contact to the Clean Energy Council web site that had( with a lot of other useful information) a set of tables showing the “% of performance”? for cells with varying orientations and tilt angles.
Unfortunately my computer and records were stolen and I cannot find the tables again. The clean energy council web site seems to have changed and they do not respond to a request.
The reason that I now seek this information is that I am involved with a Bowls Club that has received a grant for the insulation of solar system. It is a 6kva system.
I do not think the roof of the bowls club is a good location. Its orientation is south east with a pitch of about 15 degrees. There are 4 light poles one at each corner of the club. Two flag poles and a TV antenna all of which will cast a shadow over the cells at some time during the day except for say 10 am to 2 pm. The building also has a 2 to 3m parapet wall all around which further restricts the location of panels.
There is an area where a free standing structure can be placed. It is about 70 m from the club house but close to the maintenance shed.(Where the inverter can be installed)
Do you have any guide lines or recommendations for the building of a free standing structure. We would use a north orientation and tilt the panels at the angle of our latitude. There is a two meter high hedge between the proposed location and the green so any glare should be eliminated.(and it would only be early morning). The engineer would sort out the structural specifications but things like height above the ground and number of rows and maintenance design convenience are what I would like some comment about.