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Impact of pv system tracking on energy production and climate change

Ahmed, W, Sheikh, JA and Mahmud, M A Parvez 2021, Impact of pv system tracking on energy production and climate change, Energies, vol. 14, no. 17, pp. 5348-5348, doi: 10.3390/en14175348.

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Title Impact of pv system tracking on energy production and climate change
Author(s) Ahmed, W
Sheikh, JA
Mahmud, M A ParvezORCID iD for Mahmud, M A Parvez orcid.org/0000-0002-1905-6800
Journal name Energies
Volume number 14
Issue number 17
Start page 5348
End page 5348
Total pages 7
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2021-09-01
ISSN 1996-1073
Keyword(s) tracking schemes
PV system
GHG
climate change
Summary Green energy by PV systems reduces the dependence on fossil fuel-based power plants. Maximizing green energy to meet the demand reduces the burden on conventional power plants, hence lesser burning and greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. For this purpose, this study draws a relationship between tracking schemes of the PV systems to GHG mitigation potential. The best fit location for detailed analyses is selected among the 15 most populous cities of Australia. The solar radiation potential is increased to 7.78 kWh/m2/d through dual axes tracking compared to 7.54, 6.82, 5.94, 5.73 kWh/m2/d through the one axis, azimuth based, fixed-tilted, and fixed-horizontal surface schemes, respectively. Through the dual axes tracking scheme, a 1 MW PV system per annum energy output avoids the burning of 796,065.3 L of gasoline, 4308.7 barrels of crude oil which is equal to the mitigation of 1852.7 tCO2 equivalent GHGs. Concisely, the PV system, through its green energy output, can avoid the release of greenhouse gases from fossil-fuel plants to tackle climate change more effectively.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/en14175348
Field of Research 02 Physical Sciences
09 Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30155418

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