A PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SYSTEM AT AN ALASKAN SITE

Long-term performance data of photovoltaic (PV) systems operating in subarctic and arctic regions are extremely limited. Adequate information for Alaskan latitudes and weather conditions is not available in current literature. Therefore, it is difficult to do the correct engineering design and select a PV system for a prospective user at Alaskan sites. The study presented herein provides information gathered over several years on the availability of solar energy and its utilization by a PV system installed near Fairbanks (65 deg N latitude) to demonstrate its feasibility. The study addresses both theoretical and experimental investigations on the potential of solar energy for interior Alaska. The information from this study should be useful to interested users in interior Alaska and perhaps to other countries of the world located in similar northern latitudes.

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  • Pagination: 53 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00610097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AK-RD-91-05, INE Rept No. 86.59
  • Contract Numbers: 86NX225
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM