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cylindrical oil tank (shape)

V Solar

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Hi V Solar,

in PV*SOL you can only place modules on plane (i.e. not round) surfaces. For this reason you have to create the cylindrical shape out of approximations with plane sections. See this post here for some hints.


I guess you want to place the PV modules on top of the oil tank? You would then have to create the dome out of small triangles (in Sketchup for example), like a geodesic polyhedron (http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Geodesic_polyhedron)

PV panels on top of oil tanks... I like the picture there :)

Kind regards,


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Dear Martin,


Thank you your asnwer. I would like to cover the top of the oil tank and the side wall too. As I see it the solution is I take apart two pieces, first piece the top of the oil tank, it's will be a circle, and the second piece is the side wall, it's will be an rectangle. Is it correct? How can I count with the shading?


Best Regards,


Domokos Szervatiusz
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Vabeko Solar PV Fővállalkozó Kft.
8600 Siófok, Fő u. 260.
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