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PV system sizing using observed time series of solar radiation

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Sizing represents an important part of photovoltaic system design. This paper describes a sizing procedure based on the observed time series of solar radiation. Using a simple geometrical construction, the sizing curve is determined as a superposition of contributions from individual climatic cycles of low daily solar radiation. Unlike the traditional methods based on loss-of-load probability, the reliability of supply enters in this method through the length of the time series of data used in the analysis. The method thus resembles techniques used in other branches of engineering where extreme values are considered as functions of certain recurrence intervals

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Markvart, T, Fragaki, A and Ross, JN, Yogi Goswami, D(ed.) (2006) PV system sizing using observed time series of solar radiation Solar Energy, 80, (1), pp. 46-50.

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Published date: January 2006
Keywords: photovoltaic, solar energy, system sizing
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science

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Local EPrints ID: 261983
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/261983
ISSN: 0038-092X
PURE UUID: 5b0d79a6-47e3-4e9e-b5e7-a89c8bfde416

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Date deposited: 28 Mar 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:56

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Author: T Markvart
Author: A Fragaki
Author: JN Ross
Editor: D Yogi Goswami

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