The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Grid-connected photovoltaic module and array sizing based on an iterative approach

Grid-connected photovoltaic module and array sizing based on an iterative approach
Grid-connected photovoltaic module and array sizing based on an iterative approach
This paper deals with the sizing of a simple but efficient grid-connected photovoltaic (GCPV) system to minimize the difference between the electrical energy generated by the GCPV system and the required energy. It provides a technical sizing procedure based on an iterative approach for meeting specific amount of GWh output required by a future PV system considered for Kuwait. The iterative sizing algorithm has been implemented to determine the configuration of the PV array, actual rated output power with its relative energy, area of the array and efficiency of the system using an existing PV module and inverter database. Consequently the size of the array has been estimated based on a particular PV module and inverter combination. Optimum inverter-to-PV array sizing factor for a grid-connected PV system was determined in terms of the total system output.
Photovoltaic module, standard test condition (STC), grid-connected photovoltaic (GCPV), inverter
2315-4462
247-254
Al-Enezi, F.Q.
37cbf88e-49d8-49ba-8fe1-75ffbd2d9a9a
Sykulski, J.K.
d6885caf-aaed-4d12-9ef3-46c4c3bbd7fb
Rotaru, M.
c53c5038-2fed-4ace-8fad-9f95d4c95b7e
Al-Enezi, F.Q.
37cbf88e-49d8-49ba-8fe1-75ffbd2d9a9a
Sykulski, J.K.
d6885caf-aaed-4d12-9ef3-46c4c3bbd7fb
Rotaru, M.
c53c5038-2fed-4ace-8fad-9f95d4c95b7e

Al-Enezi, F.Q., Sykulski, J.K. and Rotaru, M. (2014) Grid-connected photovoltaic module and array sizing based on an iterative approach. SGCE International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, 3 (2), Spring Issue, 247-254.

Record type: Article

Abstract

This paper deals with the sizing of a simple but efficient grid-connected photovoltaic (GCPV) system to minimize the difference between the electrical energy generated by the GCPV system and the required energy. It provides a technical sizing procedure based on an iterative approach for meeting specific amount of GWh output required by a future PV system considered for Kuwait. The iterative sizing algorithm has been implemented to determine the configuration of the PV array, actual rated output power with its relative energy, area of the array and efficiency of the system using an existing PV module and inverter database. Consequently the size of the array has been estimated based on a particular PV module and inverter combination. Optimum inverter-to-PV array sizing factor for a grid-connected PV system was determined in terms of the total system output.

PDF
SGSE-Journal-vol3no2y2014page247.pdf - Other
Download (299kB)

More information

Published date: April 2014
Related URLs:
Keywords: Photovoltaic module, standard test condition (STC), grid-connected photovoltaic (GCPV), inverter
Organisations: EEE

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 359943
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/359943
ISSN: 2315-4462
PURE UUID: 4be79c9a-ff48-4a1e-bf11-69d753494361
ORCID for J.K. Sykulski: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6392-126X

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 18 Nov 2013 14:25
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:18

Export record

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×