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Grid-Connected 5 kW Mono-crystalline Solar PV System

  • L. Ashok KumarEmail author
  • Sheeba Babu
  • V. Indragandhi
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Abstract

Solar power industry in the country is growing rapidly. As of last month (September 2017), the country’s aggregate solar capacity is 16.20 GW. The country increased its solar power production capability to about fourfold from 2650 MW in the month of May 2014 to 12,289 MW in the month of March 2017. The paper aims to offer tools along with strategy so as to ascertain that solar PV power systems are correctly specified and installed, giving an efficient arrangement which works to its rated capacity. The paper addresses solar PV systems set up on rooftop that are interconnected to grid. Statistical data studies reveal that about 10–20% of recently set-up solar PV systems have major drawbacks in installation which has led to performance deterioration, significantly reducing output. Proper sizing and orientation of the solar PV panel to obtain maximum electrical power and energy output are important. Poor public opinions resulting from improperly installed solar PV system will adversely affect the whole solar industry. In this paper, a 5 kW mono-crystalline solar PV system design analysis is carried out. Hardware results of 5 kW mono-crystalline solar PV installation are also presented.

Keywords

Solar PV system Grid-interactive inverter Balance of system MPPT technique Power conditioning unit Net metering 

Abbreviation

BoS

Balance of Systems

CEA

Technical Standards for Connectivity Distribution Generation Resources

DCDB

DC Distribution Box

DPB

Distribution Panel Board

JB

Junction Box

MOVs

Metal Oxide Varistors

PCU

Power conditioning unit

SPDs

Surge Protection Devices

STC

Standard Test Conditions

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringPSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.PSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  3. 3.Vellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia

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