PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF GRID CONNECTED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM USING TRNSYS 17

Balasubramani N, Ashwin Aditya P, Kalaiselvan R, Nithishwaran M

Abstract


1The depletion of fossil fuel resources on a worldwide basis has necessitated an urgent search for
alternative energy sources to meet up the present day demands. Grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) is one
of the most promising applications of PV systems. The amount of incident solar radiation signicantly determines the
electricity produced by photovoltaic (PV) systems. The paper examines the performance as well as economic feasibility of 1kWp
grid-connected PV systems installed at kovilpatti. Further, possible plant capacity is estimated for an arbitrarily chosen area.
The modelling and simulation has been done using TRNSYS 17 which helps for an accurate prediction of long term
performance. Results obtained from the eld test and simulation results from TRNSYS 17 are to be correlated aimed to attain
maximum performance of the system


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