As part of ongoing activities under the Upgrading Education and Research Capacity in Renewable Energy Technologies (UPERCRETS), a 1kW solar photovoltaic monitoring and weather station has been installed and the C. K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CK-UTAS) on the Navrongo campus of the university and another at the at the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). These installations are part of the research work which seeks to assess the performance of solar PV systems under varying installation conditions using CK-UTAS and KNUST campuses as case studies.
Three bifacial modules have been installed in three different installation conditions with goal of taking data from the PV system and the monitoring station. These installations and data collated will, besides fulfilling the objective of the study, become relevant and useful to students and the faculties involved in science programs in both Universities.
The installations were funded by the Norwegian Development Cooperation Agency (NORAD) partnering The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre, KNUST and its Norwegians partners, the Norwegian of Life Sciences (NMBU), and The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).