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array (s) (noun)
, arrays (pl)
1. A display or presentation of something in an attractive manner: Various stores have set out their array
of summer merchandise.
2. Items of festive or formal clothing and garments.: The students were decked out in their best array
for the graduation dance.
3. A spectrum, range, group or variety of something: The new cars are available in an array
The house was being installed with an array of solar panels on the roof.
, arrays; arrayed; arraying
1. To group, to exhibit, or to display items in an accessible and pleasing manner: The artist was arraying his paintings so everyone could see them.
2. To dress or to be attired, often for a formal or festive occasion: Latonya was arrayed in silk and lace for her singing competition.
3. To set out or to present something: The table was arrayed with all sorts of delicacies for Jane's birthday party.
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The electrical current produced by a photovoltaic array when it is exposed to sunlight.
array operating voltage
The voltage produced by a photovoltaic array when exposed to sunlight and connected to a load.
fixed tilt array
A photovoltaic array set in at a fixed angle with respect to horizontal.
flat-plate array, flat plate array, flatplate array
A photovoltaic (PV) array that consists of non-concentrating PV modules.
1. An interconnected system of photovoltaic modules that function as a single electricity-producing unit. The modules are assembled as a discrete structure, with common support or mounting.
The modules are assembled as a discrete structure, with common support or mounting; in smaller systems, an array can consist of a single module.
A photovoltaic array that follows the path of the sun to maximize the solar radiation incident on the photovoltaic surface.
The two most common orientations are
- One axis where the array tracks the sun east to west.
- Two-axis tracking where the array points directly at the sun at all times.
Tracking arrays use both the direct and diffuse sunlight. Two-axis tracking arrays capture the maximum possible daily energy.