Impact of inverter size on PV system energy production and cost

Ramachandran, Jayaraman, Pearsall, Nicola and Putrus, Ghanim (2003) Impact of inverter size on PV system energy production and cost. In: UPEC 2003 - 38th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, 1st - 3rd September 2003, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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In grid connected PV systems, selecting an inverter capacity lower than the PV array capacity usually leads to better economy where the duration of peak irradiance values is limited. This paper discusses the technical and economic issues regarding selection of the optimal size of the inverter. The additional energy generated by selecting the optimal size for different types of inverters used in grid connected PV systems is evaluated. Different economic issues relating to the choice of the inverter are discussed. This paper also considers issues related to standard inverter rating selection (higher or lower than the optimal size) due to the restricted sizes available on the market.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2015 14:02
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:05

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