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Stand-alone PV system design: results using a new sizing approach

Fragaki, A. and Markvart, T. (2008) Stand-alone PV system design: results using a new sizing approach Renewable Energy, 33, (1), pp. 162-167. (doi:10.1016/j.renene.2007.01.016).

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Abstract

A new sizing approach is applied in this paper to stand-alone PV systems design, which is based on systems configurations without shedding load. The investigation is based on a detailed study of the minimum storage requirement and an analysis of the sizing curves. The analysis reveals the importance of using daily series of measured solar radiation data instead of monthly average values. For high-reliability systems, it is important that these data series are as long as possible, while the configuration of large generator and small battery seems to deal better with the unpredictability of solar radiation.

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Submitted date: October 2006
Published date: January 2008
Keywords: stand-alone PV system sizing, storage, extreme value
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp

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Local EPrints ID: 48518
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/48518
ISSN: 0960-1481
PURE UUID: c910fe3b-eb5c-4567-857a-9ad455bb01dd

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Date deposited: 17 Dec 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:59

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Author: A. Fragaki
Author: T. Markvart

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