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Type:

Input Variable

Units:

°

Symbol:

β

The photovoltaic (PV) slope is the angle at which the panels are mounted relative to horizontal. A slope of 0° corresponds to horizontal, and 90° corresponds to vertical. With fixed-slope systems, a slope roughly equal to the latitude typically maximizes the annual PV energy production. The azimuth specifies the direction towards which the panels slope.

If you choose a horizontal-axis or two-axis tracking system, HOMER does not let you enter the slope, but rather calculates it in each time step.

See also

PV Tracking System

PV Azimuth

Photovoltaic Panels (PV)

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