Mitigating variability of high penetration photovoltaic systems in a community smart microgrid using non-flat photovoltaic modules

Mohammad B. Shadmand, Robert Balog

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Abstract

Utilization of renewable energy sources continues to gain popularity. However, two major limitations exist that prevent widespread adoption: variability of electricity generated and cost of the equipment needed. Emerging photovoltaic (PV) technologies have enabled the creation of non-flat PV modules. Distributed generation (DG) grid-tied photovoltaic systems using non-flat modules with centralized battery back-up can help mitigate the variability of PV systems with flat modules. Thus it is an attractive system to meet go green mandates while also providing reliable electricity. The proposed sizing approach is based on high temporal rate collected insolation data sampled every 10 seconds instead of more commonly used hourly data rate. The methodology presented in this paper employs a techno-economic approach to determine the optimal system design to guarantee reliable electricity supply with lowest investment. The results show that using non-flat PV modules can reduce loss of load probability compare to flat modules while minimizing the capital investment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013
Pages554-560
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event5th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exhibition, ECCE 2013 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 15 Sep 201319 Sep 2013

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Other5th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exhibition, ECCE 2013
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period15/9/1319/9/13

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Electricity
Loss of load probability
Optimal systems
Incident solar radiation
Distributed power generation
Systems analysis
Economics
Costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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Mitigating variability of high penetration photovoltaic systems in a community smart microgrid using non-flat photovoltaic modules. / Shadmand, Mohammad B.; Balog, Robert.

2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013. 2013. p. 554-560 6646750.

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Shadmand, MB & Balog, R 2013, Mitigating variability of high penetration photovoltaic systems in a community smart microgrid using non-flat photovoltaic modules. in 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013., 6646750, pp. 554-560, 5th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exhibition, ECCE 2013, Denver, CO, United States, 15/9/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECCE.2013.6646750
Shadmand, Mohammad B. ; Balog, Robert. / Mitigating variability of high penetration photovoltaic systems in a community smart microgrid using non-flat photovoltaic modules. 2013 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2013. 2013. pp. 554-560
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