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Further help will be found in IALA Guideline 1039 Designing Solar Power Systems for Aids to Navigation.

Information on Solar irradiation and duration of night can be obtained from a solar atlas, from the local meteorological offic
from various Internet sites. IALA provides further information on how to acquire that data from public sources in the intern
http://www.iala-aism.org/products-projects/technical-area/calculation-working-tools/solar-sizing-tool.

Password "IALA"

Record of modifications
Cells affected Sheet Modification

Workshop Koblenz 2017


D4 simulation Longtitude added
A33:H44 simulation Additional 12 months added; automatically entered from previous year
Chart simulation Extended to 24 months. Line format trialled. Daily radiation omitted.
R21:R44 simulation Formula for calculating night hours moved from energy consumption column E
A22:A32 simulation Correction of error in month calculation method. Add 365.25/12 days instead of 31
F21 simulation Battery useable capacity starting value error corrected
F10 simulation Day time load added
E21:E44 simulation Day time load incorporated.
C21:C44 simulation Manual entry option for night time hours
E21:E44 simulation Choice between manually entered and calculated night time hours incorporated into formul

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C21:C44 simulation Cells will be filled with calculated night time hours, if no data is found in sheet "radiation & d
B21:B38 simulation input cells moved to "radiation & duration of night"
B17 simulation expanded to a 2 years periode

Further work
include auxillary loads, if possible (e.g. fog horn (weather dependent), racon (traffic depend
separat sheet for printing
Check for night time: On high latitudes at long nights (24h) a switchlevel might give a wrong
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a switchlevel might give a wrong result due to the fact that night time and switchlevel are summed up to a day of more than 24 hours
et less accurate in higher latitudes.

p to a day of more than 24 hours


Sizing of Photovolatic-Systems
with daylight-control Ed.2 version 15.12.2017
System Light Buoy (2,5m diameter, panel up right 90°)
Lat. / Long. / Station 51.6 ° 3.97 ° LH Mumbles �
PV Age factor 20 % Deduction for ageing of solarpanels
Syatem Voltage 24 Volt Voltage of the system
PV voltage UMPP 35.2 Volt Voltage in the Maximum Power Point
PV Power 812 Wpeak Power at solar radiation of 1000W/m²
Orientation 1 Deduction for different panel orientations
Lantern load night 17.77 W Lantern load day 0 W
Duty cycle 100 %
Switch-level 1 h added hours before dusk and after dawn
Continuous load 10.02 W 1W monitoring, 2W RACON
Battery capacity 1363 Ah C100
max. useable Cap. 90 %
Battery efficiency 80 %
Days without gain 32 days number of days working without energy gain
kWh/m² Average Energy-Ah Days wo.at
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Month of the first year daily night Energy- consump At begin. At end begin of
radiation hours gain . available month
July 4.10 8.85 2301 549 1227 1227 68
August 3.81 10.71 2138 591 1227 1227 63
September 3.27 12.76 1835 638 1227 1227 59
October 3.23 14.71 1812 682 1227 1227 55
November 1.30 16.13 730 713 1227 1097 52
December 1.03 16.31 580 718 1097 844 47
January 1.16 15.15 652 692 844 674 37
February 1.93 13.29 1084 649 674 892 32
March 3.00 11.24 1685 603 892 1227 45
April 3.93 9.29 2209 559 1227 1227 67
May 4.29 7.87 2410 528 1227 1227 71
June 4.23 7.69 2378 523 1227 1227 71
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This link willl provide further information on how to get solar data from web based sources.

Name Location Estimated monthly means of daily global radiation Gm-Sou


Lat Long Jan. Feb. Mar. April May June
Paris 48.9 2.3 1.04 1.73 2.78 3.95 5.04 5.39
Norderney 90° tilt 53.6 7.0 0.97 1.87 2.80 3.27 3.10 3.24
LH Mumbles 51.6 4.0 1.16 1.93 3.00 3.93 4.29 4.23
obal radiation Gm-South on inclinated planes [kWh/m²] Optional, estimated monthly mean
July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. Mar. April May
5.36 4.79 3.39 2.04 1.20 0.83 14.84 13.67 11.31 9.54 8.29
3.10 3.37 2.87 2.11 1.22 0.87
4.10 3.81 3.27 3.23 1.30 1.03
ated monthly means of duration of the night [h]
June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
8.12 9.15 10.83 12.70 14.46 15.71 15.88