Effect of Angle and Direction of Solar Panels in the Desert Climate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Laith Nayfeh, Leia Nayfeh, Ammar Nayfeh

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    Abstract

    In this work, we study the effect of angle and direction on the solar cell performance in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Understanding the optimal angle and direction of solar panels in a desert climate can be key in mitigating some of the negative effects. These include very high temperature, humidity, and soiling. Our results show the optimal direction in Abu Dhabi, UAE is due south that provides the highest performance with an angle around 30 degrees. Moreover, a solar tracker can be used to keep the solar cell at the maximum efficiency.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publication2023 IEEE 50th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2023
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Electronic)9781665460590
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2023
    Event50th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2023 - San Juan, United States
    Duration: 11 Jun 202316 Jun 2023

    Publication series

    NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
    ISSN (Print)0160-8371

    Conference

    Conference50th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2023
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Juan
    Period11/06/2316/06/23

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