Ground sculpting to enhance energy yield of vertical bifacial solar farms

  title={Ground sculpting to enhance energy yield of vertical bifacial solar farms},
  author={M. Ryyan Khan and Enas Sakr and Xingshu Sun and Peter Bermel and Muhammad Ashraful Alam},
  journal={Applied Energy},
Optimum design of tracking bifacial solar farms -- A comprehensive global analysis of next-generation PV.
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Rear Side Solar Radiation Model of Bifacial Photovoltaic Module for Equatorial zone
Many models are available to simulate the solar radiation incident on monofacial photovoltaic panels but these models cannot be used to evaluate the radiation incident on a bifacial photovoltaic
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