Solar power in kW and MW for different tracking types, panel orientations (tilts), and efficiencies. Additionally, topographic shading is taken into account by using a digital terrain model.
Available units: kW, MW
The installed capacity in MW, defaults to 1 MW. Specified as:
Fixed: the panel is fixed on both axes, so orientation and tilt can be specified in the query.
Azimuth tracking: the tilt is fixed and can be specified in the query while the panel orientation is variable (the orientation follows the position of the sun).
Tilted north-south tracking (also known as polar aligned single axis tracking): the panel tilt is determined by the latitude, the panel rotates around the axis with constant angular velocity.
Full tracking: tilt and orientation are variable, the panel is always facing the sun.
The panel tilt is given in degrees, a panel tilt of 0˚ means that the panel is facing straight up, a panel tilt of 90˚ means the panel is facing the horizon. Defaults to 25˚. Specified as:
The panel orientation is given in degrees, where 0˚ means the panel is facing north, 90˚ means east, 180˚ south, 270˚ west. Defaults to 180˚. Specified as:
Critical snow depth
If the snow depth is bigger than this value (in cm), the production is started to be damped with a ~1/R relationship, where R is the radiation (see image). The production is lowered by the amount of radiation that can not penetrate the snow cover.
A value of 0 means that the panel will always be assumed to be free of snow. Defaults to 1.5. Specified as: