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SPWM based three phase stand alone photovoltaic (PV) 
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SPWM based three phase stand alone photovoltaic (PV) system

The origin of PV energy conversion technology goes back in 1839, when becquerel first discovered the PV effect. PV energy conversion is the direct conversion of radiative energy, in form of sunlight, into electrical energy. In the past decades there was a huge development in the field of renewable-energy sources. Photovoltaic system (PV) is unrivalled of the sources of high cost and low conversion efficiency has limited to use such endless energy source. It is a clean energy technology and is anticipated to sustain a significant contribution to the world energy production towards the remnant of this nation. PV systems have particular features that offer some added value as a system of the output power of a PV system is nonlinear and it is affected by environmental conditions, such as irradiation and temperature.
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Optimization Comparison of Stand Alone and Grid Tied Solar PV Systems in Rwanda

Optimization Comparison of Stand Alone and Grid Tied Solar PV Systems in Rwanda

prevent overcharging, overvoltage and quick discharge of battery [22] [23]. Generated electricity is stored in battery and some DC loads can be powered from this electricity in battery [24] [25] [26]. Electricity in battery also passes through inverter and is converted into AC electricity to be used by AC loads [27] [28]. Solar energy is used in solar lanterns, solar home lighting and solar water pumping systems [29]. Solar power systems connection technology enables them work as: 1) Stand-alone solar power system supplying only DC loads, 2) Stand-alone solar power system with electronic control circuit to extend its duty cycle, 3) Stand-alone solar power system supplying DC loads, electronic control circuit for extending duty cycle and simultaneously charging storage battery for power supply at night or whenever there is no sunlight, and 4) Stand-alone solar power system with DC/AC converter, which supply AC loads, supplies elec- tronic control circuit for duty cycle extension and simultaneously charging stor- age battery for emergency supply. Therefore, stand-alone solar systems are mostly installed in remote areas without utility grid access. Batteries and other equipment needs, make them more expensive than grid-tied solar power sys- tems, because of more maintenance and battery replacement costs after 7 - 10 years [7]. Advantageously, stand-alone solar power owners pay no monthly electricity bills because the equipment completely belongs to them after defray- ing installation costs [30] [31].
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Investigating the Intelligent MPPT Controller for a Stand alone PV and Wind Hybrid System

Investigating the Intelligent MPPT Controller for a Stand alone PV and Wind Hybrid System

Both wind and solar is uncertain in nature, because they rely on the climatic conditions. In summer days solar can work well and in winter there is more wind so wind plants serve better output, whereas in summer wind energy systems cannot give desired output and in winter solar is not able to produce sufficient power. So, we can say that individually they are not much reliable. Both the renewable sources can supplement each other in different weather conditions [10]. So, by taking both the systems together the desired output can be extracted in all weather conditions.
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Optimum Design Of PV Systems For BTS In Remote And Urban Areas

Optimum Design Of PV Systems For BTS In Remote And Urban Areas

Photovoltaic system is used as renewable energy source. Choosing the energy power source is according to least cost and the best reliability. BTS have to different types Indoor „Indoor mean shelter room which includes one or two air condition unit and BTS electronics equipment which serve subscribers‟ and Outdoor „Outdoor mean the BTS electronics equipment which serve subscribers are in one or more cabinet ‟. All BTS powered by-48V DC.PV solar systems required two important units PV solar modules and batteries as back up at night. PV solar modules life time is about 20-25 years [2].Although PV system long lifetime makes the choice of PV stand-alone system favorite ; the short lifetime of storage battery increases the cost.So economic solution may be hybrid of PV and diesel generator. Economically the best choice is lead-acid (conventional) due to low cost and better performance at its life time. In design the system must take in mind the best economics choice and that consider the best performance with the minimum cost. Two configuration BTS indoor and outdoor are measured in Cairo, Egypt. Indoor BTS needs 5.7kw power to operate its loads. Outdoor BTS needs 2.7kw power to operate its loads. Both BTS will be used in paper simulation.
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Low Power Passive Photovoltaic System Development to Assist Inconvenient Grid Connection Locations

Low Power Passive Photovoltaic System Development to Assist Inconvenient Grid Connection Locations

Stand-alone solar PV system is usually the use of PV power source as primary power source, and the need of battery as storage to store the primary power source as electrical energy. Battery storage device is used as a cen- tralized power supply source via an independent grid connected electrical network. Most of this kind of sys- tems are installed or implement where cabling access to lay the electrical wiring is difficult. These systems are mostly economical Pierre-Auger project in Argentina [2] installed approximately 1500 stand-alone solar PV sys- tems, each system will be analyzed in terms of invariant power consumption of 10 watt (W), environment exces- sive such as cloudy condition and operation principle for charging and discharging process. Design and economic [3] study is also important for proper stand-alone solar PV system design and development.
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Exploration of an Economic Photovoltaic River to Storage Pumping System Based on PVSyst Simulation

Exploration of an Economic Photovoltaic River to Storage Pumping System Based on PVSyst Simulation

PVsyst V6.67 is a PC software package for the study, sizing and data analysis of complete PV systems.[14] It deals with grid-connected, stand-alone, pumping and DC-grid (public transportation) PV systems, and includes extensive meteo and PV systems components databases, as well as general solar energy tools. PVsyst V6.67 offers 3 levels of PV system study, roughly corresponding to the different stages in the development of real project:

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Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) System Design

Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) System Design

Photovoltaic (PV) is the field of technology and research related to the application of solar cells for energy by converting sunlight directly into electricity. The two principal classifications are grid-connected or utility-interactive systems and stand-alone systems. Photovoltaic systems can be designed to provide DC and/or AC power service, can operate interconnected with or independent of the utility grid, and can be connected with other energy sources and energy storage systems. There are two type of PV systems almost used, grid connected and off grid (stand-alone) [1].
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Optimal Configuration for Design of Stand Alone PV System

Optimal Configuration for Design of Stand Alone PV System

manufacturing data for PV modules, inverters and bat- teries and their operational efficiencies. Numerous stud- ies have been conducted to develop a sizing method which is both easy to apply and highly reliable [6]. Most of these methods assume constant system load and con- trol the variables that have an influence on the degree of reliability. Methods that are based on the concept of power supply during a number of autonomous days are typically used. These methods are simple and assure the required reliability of the PV system during autonomous days. In these methods, the storage system meets the load demand. The storage system capacity is regarded as a measure of reliability of the PV system. So the reliability is determined by the autonomous days. These methods exhibit no direct relationship between the PV array out- put and the storage system capacity. Also, the resultant sizing of the combination of PV array and battery bank for a solar PV system is not necessarily optimal. Method based on the study and characterization of daily energy balances is developed [7,8]. More universal results are obtained when implementing these methods. Another method design of a stand-alone PV system is based on the concept of reliability of the power supply to the load, which is usually quantified by the loss of power supply probability (LPSP) [9-17]. This concept is defined as the relationship between the energy deficit and the energy demand during the total operation time of the installation. In statistical terms, the LLP value refers to the probabil- ity that the system will be unable to meet energy demand. Due to the random nature of the energy source, great effort must be made to optimize the design of stand-alone photovoltaic systems in terms of both energy consump- tion and costs. The cost of RE generation plays a major role in determining the effectiveness of the RE systems. Hernández et al. examined the development of the four main renewable energy technologies (RET) in Spain in the latest years: biomass, small hydro (SH), solar photo- voltaic (solar PV) and wind [18]. The study concluded that Spain is suitable in meeting the RE generation target but not efficient in costs. The task of sizing should com- promise between cost and reliability. Accurate sizing ensures that demand is met and allows costs to be cut in the future. This will allow a practical use of these sys- tems in the renewable energies market. Sizing a PV sys- tem means determining both the number and area of modules to install and the capacity or total number of ampere-hours collectable in the battery.
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Investigation and Analysis of A PV Stand-Alone System for Industrial Leather Processing

Investigation and Analysis of A PV Stand-Alone System for Industrial Leather Processing

Different performance characteristics of the water pump were studied and analyzed the SPV systems, simulations and reported that both results are substantiated to validate the superiority of the SPV system with better efficiency [12-14]. Saravana Ilango et al. investigated voltage/frequency (v/f) control technique in order to analyze the characteristics of single-phase AC induction motor using SPV and improved energy saving [15]. Kapila Bandaraa et al. has introduced and described a novel multi-level DC-AC inverter technology using solar PV and battery for off-grid electrification and proved its better performance with less standby losses than other inverter [16].
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Techno-economic Optimization of a Stand-alone Photovoltaic-battery Renewable Energy System for Low Load Factor Situation- a Comparison between Optimization Algorithms

Techno-economic Optimization of a Stand-alone Photovoltaic-battery Renewable Energy System for Low Load Factor Situation- a Comparison between Optimization Algorithms

A feasible energy storage unit for standalone PV based RES is very much essential due to the intermittent, unpredictable and stochastic nature of solar energy. Out of many energy storage technologies, the two most popular energy storages that have widely been studied for renewable energy integration are battery and pumped hydro storage (PHS) [7-10]. Ma et al. [8-11] have done extensive work related to hybrid solar-wind systems with detailed studies on the feasibility and economic prospects of pumped hydro storage. In the literature [8], it is reported that PHS based hybrid system is an ideal solution to achieve 100% energy autonomy in remote places. In the literature [9], it is further reported that economic benefit of PHS is high if some adjustments like increasing energy storage capacity of the PHS is possible. However, not always that the optimization of hybrid system for remote electrification would give the best feasible energy storage (say PHS). Forexample, techno-economic optimization of PV/PHS renewable energy system has although reduced the optimal cost of energy, but also has resulted in a large upper reservoir storage unit (13,205 m 3 at height of 60m), which might not be always feasible in all places especially for small building electrification [14]. The same concern was also
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A Three-Port DC–DC Converter for Stand-Alone Wind/Battery/PV Hybrid Systems to DC Loads

A Three-Port DC–DC Converter for Stand-Alone Wind/Battery/PV Hybrid Systems to DC Loads

ABSTRACT:A three-port dc–dc convertor integration wind,pv and battery power for prime increase applications is planned during this paper. The topology includes 5 power switches, 2 coupled inductors, and 2 active-clamp circuits connected to wind-battery-PV hybrid system. The coupled inductors ar accustomed to attain high increase voltage gain and to scale back the voltage stress of input aspect switches. 2 sets of active-clamp circuits are accustomed recycle the energy holds on within the discharge inductors and to boost the system potency. The operation mode doesn't have to be compelled to be modified once a transition between charging and discharging happens. Moreover, trailing most electrical outlet of the windmill and PV power regulation the output voltage will be operated at the same time throughout charging/discharging transitions. As long because the wind speed and solar irradiation level isn't too low, the utmost power trailing (MPT) algorithmic rule are going to be disabled only if the battery charging voltage is just too high. Therefore, the control theme of the planned convertor provides most utilization of alternative energy most of the time. As a result, the planned convertor has deserves of high boosting level, reduced range of devices, and straightforward control strategy. The higher than explained system is going to be developed exploitation to Matlab/Simulink and therefore the results ar shown.
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Importance of Solar Energy Technologies for Development of Rural Area in India

Importance of Solar Energy Technologies for Development of Rural Area in India

The cost of bringing utility power via transmission and distribution lines to non electrified villages is great [11]. This is largely due to small household electrical loads and the fact that many villages are located at great distances over difficult terrain from the existing grid. Stand-alone solar and wind energy systems can provide cost-effective, modest levels of power for lighting, communication, fans, refrigerators, water pumping, etc. Using a least-cost model, development tool for electrification planning as either centralized or distributed solutions. Two decades ago, PV technology was relatively unknown. Gradually throughout the developing world, small solar companies began to form as PV module manufacturers began to establish distributor networks to serve remote, non-electrified areas.
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Loss of Load Probability Method Applicability Limits as Function of Consumption Types and Climate Conditions in Stand Alone PV Systems

Loss of Load Probability Method Applicability Limits as Function of Consumption Types and Climate Conditions in Stand Alone PV Systems

requires to provide the final user a suitable solution in terms of production and sustainability. The simplest sizing procedures ensure the system reliability by increasing the energy storage field capability. This decision makes the PV system environmentally unsustainable and economically non-competitive with fossil fuel sources. A more accurate analytical sizing method, based on the Loss of Load Probability (LLP) has been developed to ensure reliability and decreasing the economic cost. This paper is dedicated to evaluate the working limits of the LLP sizing method in terms of climatic variability. The method is also validated for different power consumptions regimes. Economic cost and lifecycle effects are rudely evaluated as a PV system sustainability estimator. Finally, as an application, the LLP method performance is evaluated on a real stand-alone PV system. The full work is based on experimental solar irradiation and power consumption values.
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Comparative Cost Analysis for Sizing of Different Stand Alone and Hybrid Energy Systems

Comparative Cost Analysis for Sizing of Different Stand Alone and Hybrid Energy Systems

Global environment concerns the ever increasing need for energy, coupled with a steady progress in renewable energy technologies are opened up new opportunities for utilization of renewable energy resources. In particular, advances in wind and PV generation technologies have increased their use in wind-alone, PV-alone, and hybrid wind/PV configurations. Moreover, the economic aspects of these renewable energy technologies are sufficiently promising at present to include the development of their market[1]-[3]. Several design scenarios have been proposed to design integrated renewable energy systems [4] where a combination of wind, solar, diesel, and in some cases other renewable resources have been used.
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Development of automatic load-shedding strategy for stand-alone photovoltaic system

Development of automatic load-shedding strategy for stand-alone photovoltaic system

The main component in the system is PV array. It will convert the solar energy into electricity. As the energy generation and consumption do not generally coincide, energy storage is required in most stand-alone systems [15]. The solar energy generated during daylight is not fixed, it change depends on the intensity of the sunlight. Energy need to be stored to ensure the stability of the system. Charge controller is important as it consist of DC/DC converter that will take optimum power from PV array and adjust it to the charge voltage of the battery. Inverter is needed when the type of load is AC load. Since the output power drive from PV is in DC, thus inverter converts the DC power to AC power to feed the AC load.
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Stand Alone PV Based Single Phase Power Generating Unit for
Rural Household Application 
Krishna Degavath

Stand Alone PV Based Single Phase Power Generating Unit for Rural Household Application Krishna Degavath

PV systems meant for small or low power applications generally exhibit relatively high power capacity at high level of irradiation and very low power capacity at low level of irradiation. So an economic designing of a PV based power generation system require an energy storage element in the form of battery For rural household applications where power supply required throughout a varies widely with change in atmospheric conditions thereby choosing battery for energy storage scheme is an effective choice. Rural Household applications generally involve ac power driven appliances while output power of PV or battery is dc in nature. Hence, there is a need for efficient and reliable electrical power conversion system. For supplying power to ac loads, there is requirement for an inverter which must be fed with a 400V dc link to give 230 V (rms) voltages at the output of inverter.
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Solar Photovoltaic Systems – Applications & Configurations

Solar Photovoltaic Systems – Applications & Configurations

Roof top systems are best suited example for these systems. In the roof top system as shown in fig-4 it consists of solar modules which produces electricity are connected to the battery via charge controller. Further it is connected to the stand-alone inverter to convert direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC), making it available to connect to AC loads. Deep cycle lead acid batteries are generally used to store the solar power generated by the PV panels, and then discharge the power when energy is required. Deep cycle batteries are not only rechargeable, but they are designed to be repeatedly discharged almost all the way down to a very low charge. [10]
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A stand alone hybrid power system with energy storage

A stand alone hybrid power system with energy storage

Energy storage is required for stand-alone hybrid renewable energy systems to a have continuous, reliable power supply with desired quality. Energy storage is also one of the enabling technologies for accommodating grid-scale renewable generation sources to power systems at high penetration. Among the different energy storage techniques, only pumped hydroelectric storage and underground CAES can provide a competitive system cost [108]. However, these are heavily constrained geographically and only suitable for large grid-scale energy storage applications. Batteries are the most common energy storage technologies for distributed hybrid renewable energy systems. Though the requirements of energy and power density are not so critical to stationary energy storage applications, system cost and durability remains the key barriers for battery storage systems. Moreover, it is highly challenging to accurately estimate the state of charge (SOC) and state of health (SOH) of batteries [109]–[114]. Therefore, new battery technologies deserve more research attention and efforts to improve their durability and performance, while lowering their cost.
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Economic evaluation of a stand alone pv system for a residential household in Malaysia

Economic evaluation of a stand alone pv system for a residential household in Malaysia

In 2005, the Government launched the Malaysian Building Integrated Photovoltaic (MBIPV) Project, aimed at intensifying the usage of solar energy as an alternative source of electricity, contributing to environmental protection and to attract investments into the country in the areas of photovoltaic fabricated wafers, cells, modules, power management system, photovoltaic wires, connectors, mounting metal structures and inverters. The Malaysian Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Technology Application Project (MBIPV) is intended to induce the long-term cost reduction of the non-emitting GHG technology via integration of the PV technology within building designs and envelopes (UNDP, 2004).
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STF-pq Approach for Harmonics Mitigation in Stand-Alone PV System

STF-pq Approach for Harmonics Mitigation in Stand-Alone PV System

The rest of the paper is organized as follows: In Section 2, the stand-alone PV is presented in its complete structure including energy storage with battery, the DC-DC and DC-AC converters. Section 3 presents the STF-pq approach for harmonics extraction in APF control scheme. The simulation results are presented, and critically discussed in Sections 4, by showing the effectiveness of the chosen algorithm even in Stand-alone PVS. The paper ends with a brief conclusion in Section 5 by summarizing significant contributions of this work.
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