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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Fernando, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. Fernando

    Fernando Guest

    Does anybody know the mathematical formula to calculate the inclination of a
    solar panel with reference the latitude?

    I am in the latitude S 23

  2. Scott Miller

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  3. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Hi, Fernando -

    My take on it is that the worst time of year for charging your batteries is
    your winter (shortest hours). That's when the sun is 23.5 degrees north of
    the celestial equator. That would mean the panel should be aimed 46.5
    degrees north from directly over your head. That is, due north but elevated
    44 degrees.

    It won't make much difference to be off several degrees.

    Good luck.

  4. I read in that Fernando <>
    The calculation for September 21st is rather easy, then. For June and
    December 21, it's 23 degrees and for March 21 it must be 46-47 degrees,
    I suppose.
  5. Dmitri

    Dmitri Guest

    Fernando wrote:

    This question would get better response if posted in
    Photovoltaics are big thing there, so that group is your best bet. You can
    also search the group's messages to see if it has been covered already.
    We keep its archive and Web read/post interface here:
    Good luck!

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