Polycrystalline silicon array, fixed pole-mount
These fixed arrays have the same configuration as the single axis and dual axis pole mounted tracking arrays included in the Kyocera “Solar Forest” at the Solar Centre.
They are installed at the optimal orientation for a fixed array: due north and at a tilt close to Alice Spring’s angle of latitude. The output from these fixed arrays can be directly compared to the outputs from the single and dual axis tracking systems.
|Electricity produced (annual):||8.76 MWh*|
|System size:||5 x 1.08 kW|
|Array area:||5 x 8.02 m²|
|Number of panels:||5 x 8|
|Panel efficiency:||13.4 %|
|Panel type, peak power:||Kyocera KD135GX-LP|
|Panel rated output:||135 W|
|Inverter size, type:||5 kW, SMA SMC 5000A|
|Array orientation:||True north, at 20º tilt|
|Installation completed:||30 September 2008|
*This figure is based on an assumption of 1.622 MWh annually, per kWp of installed solar panels. This may prove to be a conservative estimate for Alice Springs.