Allowing a solar system that is governed by Bang-Bang controllers to cycle is shown to have an effect on the overall energy collection. An analytical method to evaluate the relative increase in collected energy (RICE) is developed and a design procedure for the selection of the set point ΔTON of the controller is presented. The performance of several case studies is analyzed and the preference of using the duration of cycles rather than the number of cycles, N, in judging the effect of cycling is discussed.

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