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American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2014, 2(3), 103-116
DOI: 10.12691/ajeee-2-3-8
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Analysis and Implementation of an Optimal PV Solar Generator in Tropical Zone

Andre YOUMSSI1, 2, and Emmanuel Patrick FEUDJIO3

1Electric Energy Laboratory (LEE), Montreal, Canada

2Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Succursale Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada;Electromagnetic Laboratory & Process Engineering Laboratory, The University of Ngaoundere, Ngaoundere, Cameroon

3Electromagnetic Laboratory & Process Engineering Laboratory, The University of Ngaoundere, Ngaoundere, Cameroon

Pub. Date: May 28, 2014

Cite this paper:
Andre YOUMSSI and Emmanuel Patrick FEUDJIO. Analysis and Implementation of an Optimal PV Solar Generator in Tropical Zone. American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. 2014; 2(3):103-116. doi: 10.12691/ajeee-2-3-8

Abstract

Many small size enterprises, other organisms and rural people mostly in underdeveloped countries do not have an easy access to the grid, and are then in the need of a decentralised electric sources which appear as crucial in some cases specially when feeding rural hospitals, or serve for pumping drinkable or irrigation water. Electric Solar Generators Technologies could then efficiently come to rescue. This article focuses on the analysis of keys factors for a design, and an implementation of such a PV Solar Generator. We have in that aim proceeded to a study of the state of art in that domain of Solar Electric Generators, which offered keys parameters of each component of a safe easy maintainable feeding solar system, and lead us to the design notably owing to the software PVSyst, to the implementation of and the experiments of a domestic flat PV solar generator. Results are constituted by the designed schematics, tables and curves of simulated and experiments electric quantities like the maximum delivered powers, and the efficiencies. The article reported an example of a complete PV system installed, and instrumented for data logging. That system included a battery and an inverter to power real loads. The system design parameters comprised the size of the PV array, the battery size, and the power rating of the inverter, as well as the power delivered to the loads. The data logged have been used to evaluate the designed system and to make assessments on how the system design could be improved so that systems of this type could serve the local needs most economically.

Keywords:
modelling experiments PV generator (PEF) Power Electronics

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