Investigation on Stand-Alone Solar System for rural electrification / Khairi A.M. Elrmali

Khairi A.M., Elrmali (2018) Investigation on Stand-Alone Solar System for rural electrification / Khairi A.M. Elrmali. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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    Abstract

    Stand-alone photovoltaic systems along with a battery storage system play a significant role in providing electricity to remote off-grid communities. The main objective of this research project is to understand the design and operation principles of a stand-alone PV system. The procedures for the design and sizing of a small stand-alone PV electricity system suitable for small off grid household has been reviewed. Subsequently, a manual sizing guideline is implemented in Excel sheet and compared with commercial software PVsyst. To further understand the operation of the stand-alone PV system, simulation model has been developed in MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. Operations of the stand-alone PV system with PWM charge controller were studied under varying conditions. From the simulation, it was found that the matching of PV and battery voltage is important to ensure good energy yield in the system. Overall the project has provided good understanding on the various components and their operation concepts in stand-alone PV system.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Thesis (M.Eng.) - Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 2018.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Stand-alone photovoltaic systems; Remote off-grid communities; Simulation model; PWM charge controller
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
    Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
    Depositing User: Mr Prabhakaran Balachandran
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 07:52
    Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 07:52
    URI: http://studentsrepo.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9031

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