PV Solar Design

ground mounted PV solar array

When you hear "solar power" you liking picture something like that in the photo above.

However there are two, lesser known solar power types that also have active installations, they are concentrator photovoltaic and concentrated solar power.

This page we will focus on PV solar, however concepts like solar angles, radiation vs irradiation, etc will be helpful regardless of type.

Before getting into the details like off-grid vs grid connected, power draw, VOC, etc; I want to introduce some of the basic concepts starting with solar angles.