|Monitoring and Modeling Hot Water Consumption in Hotels for Solar Thermal Water Heating System Optimization
||In this study, hot water consumption was monitored at two hotels in Boone, North Carolina. A typical hot water profile was created for each hotel, and the profiles were then used to size a solar thermal water heating system for each of them. The sy...
|A Direct Comparison between a Central Inverter and Microinverters in a Photovoltaic Array
||Microinverters, successfully introduced to the market in 2008, have the potential to transform the PV landscape. They offer many advantages over central inverter topologies, including potentially increased power output compared to a central inverter....
|Characterizing Electrical Output of Sanyo HIT 195 Bifacial Photovoltaic Modules By Altering Reflective Material Below the Lower Face Absorptive Cells
||Bifacial photovoltaic modules offer potentially enhanced power output due to their reported ability to harvest reflected radiation increasing output up to an additional 30%. This enhancement has yet to be confirmed in the literature.
|Determining the Accuracy of Solar Trackers
||The experiment was measuring the tracker angles of the commercially available, non-algorithm based solar trackers. The results showed that the average accuracy of the azimuth angle of the Zomeworks UTR-020 is 75%, the average accuracy of the azimuth ...
|An evaluation of the exchange of energy and value in net metering in North Carolina
||Net metering as a policy enables customers with solar photovoltaics (PV) to receive retail value for their solar energy. Large-scale evaluations of net metering performed in other states have presented this retail value as a cost to the customer’s u...