PV Power Block Screening Tool can now compare SHED with fixed tilt and tracker systems.
Responsible land use and conservation Solar High Energy Density (SHED) systems can now be easily compared side-by-side with traditional fixed tilt and 1-axis tracker systems.
The tool reports 1st year generated energy per acre, total generated energy, capacity factor, and capacity yield for systems with equal land areas.
For example an Arizona located SHED system generates approximately 75% more energy than a fixed tilt system with the same land area.
SHED generates 50% more energy than 1-axis tracker system, but without tracker complexity and potentially lower reliability and higher O&M costs.