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Including Atmospheric Extinction in a Performance Evaluation of a Fixed Grid of Solar Panels

@inproceedings{Krisciunas2021IncludingAE,
  title={Including Atmospheric Extinction in a Performance Evaluation of a Fixed Grid of Solar Panels},
  author={Kevin Krisciunas},
  year={2021}
}
Solar power is being used to satisfy a higher and higher percentage of our energy needs. We must be able to evaluate the performance of the hardware. Here we present an analysis of the performance of a fixed grid of 13 solar panels installed in the spring and summer of 2021. We confirm that the power output is linearly proportional to the cosine of the angle of the incidence of sunlight with respect to the vector perpendicular to the panels. However, in order to confirm this, we need to… Expand

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