Investigation for optimal performance of a photovoltaic (PV) powered clinic

Zahedi, Ahnad (2007) Investigation for optimal performance of a photovoltaic (PV) powered clinic. Desalination, 209 (1-3). pp. 102-107.

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Abstract

One of the applications of photovoltaic (PV) generators today is PV-hybrid power system for electricity supply for remote residences. In these systems, one or more PV array(s) are combined with one conventional source of power (diesel and/or wind) for making a more reliable electricity supply. Batteries are used in these systems for supplying electricity during the nights as well as cloudy days. In hybrid systems one or more diesel generators are used to ensure that the batteries are not undercharged. This paper focuses on a 2.5 kWp PV-hybrid power system to supply a health clinic located in remote area with no access to national grid. The objective of this paper is to present a simple but accurate design and sizing process for a complete self-contained PV-hybrid power system.

Item ID: 10743
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-4464
Date Deposited: 06 May 2010 22:34
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl Solar Cells) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850504 Solar-Photovoltaic Energy @ 100%
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