JOURNALS/BOOKS
A simple technique for sustaining solar energy production in an active convective coastal regions 203-228 M. E. Emetere, M. L. Akinyemi, E. B. Edeghe

Energy Education Science and Technology Part A: Energy Science and Research

2017 Volume (issues) 35(3): 203-228

 

 

 

 

 

A simple technique for sustaining

solar energy production in an

active convective coastal regions

 

Moses E. Emetere*, Marvel L. Akinyemi, Etimbuk B. Edeghe

 

1Covenant University Canaan land, Department of Physics, PMB 1023, Ota, Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

Received: 13 November 2016; accepted: 16 January 2017

Abstract

 

     The climatic factors in the coastal areas are cogent in planning a stable and functional solar farm. The experiment performed in this study entails a day-to-day solar radiation pattern on the photovoltaic (PV) module efficiency in coastal areas. The results show that the solar radiation pattern in coastal region portends danger to the performance of solar PV module and its lifecycle. The solar radiation pattern in coastal areas was traced to the solar sectional shading theory which was summarized and explained in a model. Twenty years weather parameters in the research area were simulated to express the systematic influence of weather of PV performance. A theoretical solar farm was illustrated to generate stable power supply with emphasis on the longevity of the PV module was proposed by introducing an electronic concentrator pillar (CP). The pictorial and operational model of the solar farm was adequately explained.

 

Keywords: PV Module; Davis weather station; Solar sectional shading; Coastal areas