SGRE  Vol.3 No.4 , November 2012
Solar Energy Optimization through Seasons: Case Study in Jordan
Author(s) Ahmad Qasaimeh*
ABSTRACT
Solar energy in Jordan is recognized high amongst in the world. The solar energy cultivation needs to be magnified by optimizing the angle of inclination of solar cells. The angle of inclination in this work is not fixed but variable throughout the year, and consequently the angle is optimized for seasons. In this research, the optimized angles for seasons in Jordan are obtained as: 60? for Winter (November to February), 30? for Spring (March and April), 10? for Summer (May to August), and 30? for Fall (September and October). The optimized cultivated energy throughout all seasons in the year equals about 2490 kWh/m2. The residential customer consumption of electricity is 2475 kWh/customer per year. Therefore, according to Jordan, if the sun energy is converted efficiently to electricity, it will be worthy to apply for residential building for which each customer should have some area of solar cells to overcome the needs of energy. In addition, with some wise management of electricity in the daylight period, fossil fuel consumption will be minimized. Hence, combining solar energy concept in the design of building is an important step in sustainable development of green energy.

Cite this paper
A. Qasaimeh, "Solar Energy Optimization through Seasons: Case Study in Jordan," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2012, pp. 275-281. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2012.34038.
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