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Simulation of Solar Off- Grid Photovoltaic System for Residential Unit
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 4, Issue 3-1, May 2015, Pages: 29-33
Received: Oct. 27, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 4, 2014; Published: Dec. 19, 2014
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Jasim Abdulateef, Mechanical Engineering Department, Diyala University, Diyala, Iraq
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The aim of this study is to design a solar off-grid PV system to supply the required electricity for a residential unit. A simulation model by MATLAB is used to size the PV system. The solar PV system is simulated with the case of maximum solar radiation on a sunny day. The results show that the average daily load requirement of the selected residential unit is 36 kWh/day. This load requirement can be meet by using an array of 44 solar panels. During the day time, the PV system supplies the desired 12.4 kWh of energy. During the night time, a battery storage system of 23.6 kWh (48V, 350 Ah) is used to meet the night load.
Solar PV, Off-Grid, MPPT Controller, Isolated Places
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Jasim Abdulateef, Simulation of Solar Off- Grid Photovoltaic System for Residential Unit, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Special Issue: Engineering Solution for High Performance of Solar Energy System. Vol. 4, No. 3-1, 2015, pp. 29-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.s.2015040301.15
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