Stand-alone flat-plate photovoltaic power systems

system sizing and life-cycle costing methodology for federal agencies

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StatementC.S. Borden ... [et al.] ; prepared for U.S. Department of Energy through an agreement with National Aeronautics and Space Administration ; by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
SeriesJPL publication -- 84-37., NASA contractor report -- 173903., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-173903.
ContributionsBorden, C. S., United States. Dept. of Energy., Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.), United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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It is designed to assist engineers at government agencies in determining the feasibility of using small stand-alone photovoltaic systems to supply ac or dc power to the load.

Photovoltaic system design considerations are presented as well as the equations for sizing the flat-plate array and the battery storage to meet the required load.

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[C S Borden; United States. Department of Energy.; Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.); United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;]. Abstract. Photovoltaic systems are used in a wide range of applications and can be designed in a range of configurations, including grid-connected or stand-alone, fixed.

Stand-alone systems can only be sized effectively for predictable loads, and random load patterns are likely to result in uncertain reliability of supply by the PV system.

Power has to be supplied to the load according to the consumption patterns of the application, and energy may be required at different times than when it is generated by the.

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PV has become the cheapest source of electrical power in regions with a high potential, with price bids as low as US$/kWh in Panel prices have dropped by the factor of 10 within.

Figure Stand-Alone Photovoltaic System 2) Grid-Tied: These systems are directly coupled to the electric distribution network and do not require battery storage. Figure describes the basic system configuration.

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However, it is common to see flat-plate photovoltaic panels mounted on mechanisms that track the sun about one tilted axis, thereby increasing the daily output of the panels. Stand-Alone Solar Electric Systems: The Earthscan Expert Handbook on Planning, Design and Installation Mark Hankins One of the best ways to get power to remote, off-grid locations, whether in developed or developing countries, is through the use of solar electric systems.

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The absence of an electrical network in some parts of the world, especially in remote areas has caused people to explore alternative solutions such as stand-alone power : Leonard Akana Nguimdo, Clinton Kum.

In particular, the objectives of the optimization problem are: the maximization of the Supplied Load Fraction, that is the fraction of the actual electrical load that can be supplied by the system, and the minimization of the Relative Unit Electricity Cost, that is the net cost of generating each kWh during the lifetime of the stand-alone solar Cited by: 1 Exam Prep – Photovoltaic Systems, 3rd Edition 4 Page # Highlight 24 Solar Thermal Cooling: The heat energy is used to compress a gas cools a set of coils.

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Opposite of central power. See also stand-alone systems. flat-plate array — A photovoltaic (PV) array that consists of non-concentrating PV modules. flat-plate module — An arrangement of photovoltaic cells or material mounted on a rigid flat surface with the cells exposed freely to incoming sunlight.

Abstract. The chapter describes the photovoltaic systems and the implementation solutions, along with the legal frame supporting their integration in the built environment in various regions all over the world, considering the access of the solar radiation to the PV modules along with the influence of meteorological parameters (e.g.

humidity) on the PV : Ion Visa, Anca Duta, Macedon Moldovan, Bogdan Burduhos, Mircea Neagoe. Stand Alone systems are those in which the PV system is the only source of electricity. They can vary in size, depending on whether they power a wristwatch, a fence charger, a water pump, or something as large as a whole house electrical system.

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In addition to providing electricity, the arrays are like flat-plate thermal collectors; fans blow warm air from over the array to heat storage bins. The NASA Lewis Research Center starts installing the first of 83 photovoltaic power systems on every continent except Australia.

thermionic, and radioisotope thermoelectric power system design. In terrestrial solar energy applications, expert has worked on swimming pool heating, on the flat plate collector, on heat exchangers in solar water heating systems, and on gas water heaters for solar backup service and for stand-alone service.

A study is reported of predicted flat-plate photovoltaic output in Southern Nevada, and this output is compared to the time variation of the electrical utility load for this area.

Included in the comparisons are typical summer time variations of predicted outputs and loads on an hourly : Robert F. Boehm, Y. Chen, J. Thomas. The book covers stand-alone photovoltaic systems; specific purpose photovoltaic systems; remote are power supply systems; and grid-connected photovoltaic systems.

There is also a section on photovoltaic water pumping system components and design. Applied Photovolatics is well illustrated and readable with an abundance of diagrams and. The starting point of the commercial deployment of this technology was in when the Institute for Concentration Photovoltaic Systems (ISFOC) purchased several CPV power plants of different technologies and provider that were installed in Puertollano (Spain).

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Guide addresses the design, equipment applicability, and hardware installation of electrically safe, stand-alone, and grid-connected PV power systems operating at less than 50 kW output.

Also discusses storage batteries and other generating equipment in brief. Guide is PV-specific and is based on good engineering practices specific to the U.S. Tracked systems are more expensive than fixed-tilt systems, but also produce more electric energy per unit area because they follow the sun and “see” the maximum available irradiance at all times.

Tracking systems may employ either flat-plate or concentrator modules. • Hybrid System: Any system with more than one power source. Fourth E.C. Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference Proceedings of the International Conference, held at Stresa, Italy, 10–14 May, Operational Experience with Intermediate Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Systems.

V. V. Risser, H. S. Zwibel. Array Structures for Fixed Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Power Generators. G. Grassi.Matching the characterstics of batteries with solar cell modules.- Calculation to improve power conversion efficiency in photovoltaic systems.- Session 4 - Fiat Plate Module Technology.- Flat plate module technology - overview.- AM/PM: The rating system for photovoltaic modules.- Poster Group P4 - Flat Plate Module Technologythe general components of photovoltaic systems, from the solar cell and the photovoltaic module to complete system designs such as flat plate PV systems as well as tracking and concentration PV systems.

1. The General Photovoltaic System The special attraction of photovoltaics, as compared to other power generation.