Design considerations for long-term remote photovoltaic-based power supply using non-planar photovoltaic surfaces

Mohammad B. Shadmand, Robert Balog

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Abstract

This paper presents fundamental design issues for a photovoltaic (PV) based, maintenance-free, highly available power supply for remote unattended loads using non-planar (curved) PV modules. An important application is for powering the sensors, detectors, and communications devices used for long-term remote monitoring for homeland security. Non-planar PV collection surfaces offer advantages over flat plate PV modules including orientation insensitivity and increased energy harvest; both are significant advantageous in reducing the deployment cost and size of the power supply for sensor systems. The system-oriented design described in this paper uses a combination of energy storage, non-planar PV surfaces, power electronics circuits, and control algorithms. The results show that non-flat PV modules increases energy availability compare to flat modules while minimizing the storage system size and sensor footprint. The proposed procedure can be used to design systems for a wide range of power requirements and installation locations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013
Pages677-682
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 13th IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013 - Waltham, MA
Duration: 12 Nov 201314 Nov 2013

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Other2013 13th IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013
CityWaltham, MA
Period12/11/1314/11/13

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Shadmand, M. B., & Balog, R. (2013). Design considerations for long-term remote photovoltaic-based power supply using non-planar photovoltaic surfaces. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013 (pp. 677-682). [6699085] https://doi.org/10.1109/THS.2013.6699085

Design considerations for long-term remote photovoltaic-based power supply using non-planar photovoltaic surfaces. / Shadmand, Mohammad B.; Balog, Robert.

2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013. 2013. p. 677-682 6699085.

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Shadmand, MB & Balog, R 2013, Design considerations for long-term remote photovoltaic-based power supply using non-planar photovoltaic surfaces. in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013., 6699085, pp. 677-682, 2013 13th IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013, Waltham, MA, 12/11/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/THS.2013.6699085
Shadmand MB, Balog R. Design considerations for long-term remote photovoltaic-based power supply using non-planar photovoltaic surfaces. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013. 2013. p. 677-682. 6699085 https://doi.org/10.1109/THS.2013.6699085
Shadmand, Mohammad B. ; Balog, Robert. / Design considerations for long-term remote photovoltaic-based power supply using non-planar photovoltaic surfaces. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, HST 2013. 2013. pp. 677-682
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