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Solar Array Power Generation

Inputs

AU

Distance from the sun in astronomical units.

deg

Angle relative to the solar panel.

m2

Area of the panel that generates power.

%

Solar panel power generate efficiency. Typical values range between 24% to 33%.

Outputs

Power at Earth
22.86 W
Power at location
22.86 W

Calculation Log

satcatalog: python solar_array_power_generation.py
  • sun_distance_ratio = 1.0000
  • power_gen_earth = 1361.0 W/m^2 x 0.0600 m^2 x 0.2800 x cos(0.0000)
  • power_gen_earth = 22.86 W
  • power_gen_distance = 22.86 W x 1.0000
  • power_gen_distance = 22.86 W