SunMine and SnowMan

Kimberley is known for its sun but also its ski hill and plenty of good snow in the winter.  What is the effect of snow on the solar plant output?  Will the plant be shut-off in winter? On the contrary, snow on the ground and low temperature improve the performance of a solar system  and snow will not stay long…

PV System Performance: Snow

The snow can significantly affect the performance of PV system by the snow. However, energy simulations indicated that the optimum tilt angle for PV arrays installed on vertical axis trackers in northern latitude is 60° or more. Snow does not stay on a glassy surface at that angle. This has been confirmed by monitoring tests in…