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Belize Solar Project

Kenyon College

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Solar Sites

Log Cabins Resort
  • 12 Panels
  • Two banks of six 250 watt panels each (12 total)
  • Location on map
  • Long & Lat: 17.14219, -89.08628
  • Data IDs: ["A43C8B0C4A", "A43C8B0CD7"]
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St. Andrew's Anglican School
  • 8 Panels
  • Two banks of four 250 watt panels each (8 total)
  • Location on map
  • Long & Lat: 17.16260 -89.07185
  • Data IDs: ["A43C8B0B9F","A43C8B0C4C"]

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Victorious Nazarene Primary School
  • 6 panels
  • Two banks of three 250 watt panels each (6 total)
  • Location on map
  • Long & Lat: 17.07711, -89.12227
  • Data IDs: ["A43C6DC4D5","A43C6DC810"]
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Kings College
  • 4 Panels
  • One bank of four 250 watt panels each (4 total)
  • Location on map
  • Long & Lat: 17.79200, -88.31204
  • Data IDs: ["A43C6DC5EB"]
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Toledo Christian Academy
  • 4 panels
  • One banks of four 250 watt panels each (4 total)
  • Location on map
  • Long & Lat: 16.16162, -88.88934
  • Data IDs: ["A43C895C02"]
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San Antonio Primary School
  • 6 panels
  • One bank of six 250 watt panels each (6 total)
  • Location on map
  • Long & Lat: 17.08163, -89.02485
  • Data IDs: ["A43C6DC815"]
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Arenal RC School
  • 4 panels
  • One bank of four 250 watt panels each (4 total)
  • Location on map
  • Long & Lat: 17.02316, -89.14874
  • No Data available (No internet)
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Jim Skon - 2016-08-30

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Typical costs for School Grid-Tie Solar System
  • A four panel (1000 watt) system with inverter and wiring is about $1500 USD
    • $250 - for each 250 watt panel (times 4)
    • $250 for a 1200 watt inverter
    • $250 for wire, mounting, etc
  • A four panel system is best for a smaller school (75-100 student)
  • An eight panel system is best for a larger school (150+ students)

Typical Solar Panal Information Specs

Maximum power Pmax 250 Wp
Open circuit voltage Voc 37.6 V
Maximum power point voltage Vmpp 30.5 V
Short circuit current Isc 8.81 A
Maximum power point current Impp 8.27 A
Module efficiency m 14.91 %

COMPONENT MATERIALS

Cells per module 60
Cell type Poly crystalline
Cell dimensions 6.14 in x 6.14 in (156 mm x 156 mm)
Front Tempered glass (EN 12150)
Frame Clear anodized aluminum
Unit dimensions 39.4" x 56.59" x 1.3"
Weight 39.7 lbs (18.0 kg)
Belize Elec

Links

http://cs.mvnu.edu/twiki/bin/view/Main/SolarPowerProject
http://cs.mvnu.edu/twiki/bin/view/Main/CSBelizeSpringBreak2016

A CSV Dataset for Exploration

A one month dump of minute-by-minute voltage and watt readings is available here:

The fields are:
Column Field Type Description
A Site ID 10 character Site ID. Unique code to identify each bank of solar panels. Shown above.
B Attribute Label "qWattsMin1" OR "qVoltsMin1" Specifies which kind of sample
C Attribute value Integer Instantaneous Volt or Watt values
D Time Stamp time and data string The EST time of the sample (not the local time of the sample site)

Queries

SolarQueries

Equipment Links

Solar/Wind Data Links

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