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PV Azimuth

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The photovoltaic (PV) azimuth is the direction towards which the PV panels face. Due south is 0°, due east is -90°, due west is 90°, and due north is 180°. With fixed-azimuth systems, the panels are almost always oriented towards the equator (0° azimuth in the northern hemisphere, 180° azimuth in the southern hemisphere).

The azimuth is insignificant if the panels are mounted horizontally (zero slope). If you choose vertical-axis or two-axis tracking, HOMER does not let you enter the azimuth, but rather calculates it in each time step as the tracking system moves the PV array.

See also

PV Tracking System

PV Slope

Photovoltaic Panels (PV)