A technical assessment on photovoltaic power generation under varying weather profile – Northumbria university pilot

Urs, Rahul R., Ali, Zunaib, Marzband, Mousa, Saleem, Komal, Mohammadi-Ivatloo, B. and Anvari-Moghaddam, Amjad (2020) A technical assessment on photovoltaic power generation under varying weather profile – Northumbria university pilot. In: 2020 IEEE 29th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE): 17-19 June, 2020, Delft, Netherlands. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics . IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 811-815. ISBN 9781728156361, 9781728156354

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIE45063.2020.9152460


The output from Photovoltaic (PV) system’s is mostly dependent on the weather of the area in which it is installed and it is greatly influenced by the amount of sunlight, irradiance intensity and the time of day (sunny or daylight hours). Consequently, climate in the United Kingdom (UK) does not allow the production of consistent power throughout the year. This paper discusses and analyses the realistic weather data in the UK to provide the accurate climate factor for solar energy production. The present study aims to help decision-makers take reasonable steps to provide solar energy production solutions while considering the weather benefits and as well as abnormalities. This paper tends to provide a comparative analysis of actual and theoretical performance conducted over a one-year monitoring cycle. The paper starts with an overview of performance co-efficient followed by the details of energy produced during various weather periods to investigate the reliability of depending solely on solar. A 75% decline in winter output relative to the summer and an energy generation of only 1.8% on the darkest day of the year compared to the brightest day are reported.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Funding information: This research was supported by the British council under grant contract No: IND/CONT/GA/18-19/22.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technical assessment, Photovoltaic Power, Weather profile, PVsyst, Performance ratio
Subjects: H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2020 12:56
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 15:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/44057

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