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Performance Analysis and Comparative Study of a 467.2 kWp Grid-Interactive SPV System: A Case Study

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Electrical Engineering Department, Integral University, Lucknow 226026, India
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Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, Integral University, Lucknow 226026, India
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Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh 11421, Saudi Arabia
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BEARS, NUS Campus, University Town, Singapore 138602, Singapore
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
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Academic Editor: Jesús Polo
Energies 2022, 15(3), 1107; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15031107
Received: 2 January 2022 / Revised: 27 January 2022 / Accepted: 28 January 2022 / Published: 2 February 2022
This paper demonstrates the investigation of the acquired outcomes from consistent information observing a 467.2 kWp solar photovoltaic (SPV) framework commissioned on the roofs of three separate high-rise buildings, which are located at the location of 26.9585° N and 80.9992° E. Onside real-time performance for this system was investigated for three years, 2018–2020; this system contains 1460 SPV panels of 320 Wp each, having 20 PV panels per string, 09 DC/AC power conditioning units (PCU), and a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for monitoring the other necessary parts of a grid-interactive SPV system. The outcomes of the different buildings are compared with each other to analyze the power output at the same input conditions. Hardware components of the plants with approximately the same ratings (P2 ~ 108.8 kWp + P3 ~ 128 kWp) are compared (with P1 ~ 230.4 kWp). Simulation modeling of the year 2020 in PVsyst tool for generated energy, Performance Ratio (PR), and Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) are carried out additionally and compared with the installed rooftop grid-interactive SPV system of 467.2 kWp (~P1 + P2 + P3) at the site. Numerous performance parameters such as array efficiency, inverter efficiency, system efficiency, Performance Ratio (PR), and Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) of the plant are evaluated and compared with already installed systems in different regions of the world. These points demonstrate great feedback to framework architects, workers, designers, and energy suppliers regarding the genuine limit and plausibility of the framework they can offer to clients. Moreover, one of the environmental benefits of the SPV plant is that the 467.2 kWp PV framework reduces the tremendous measure of CO2, SO2, and NOX that is discharged into the air. View Full-Text
Keywords: grid-interactive SPV plant; Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF); Performance Ratio (PR); system performance; PVsyst grid-interactive SPV plant; Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF); Performance Ratio (PR); system performance; PVsyst
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Minai, A.F.; Usmani, T.; Alotaibi, M.A.; Malik, H.; Nassar, M.E. Performance Analysis and Comparative Study of a 467.2 kWp Grid-Interactive SPV System: A Case Study. Energies 2022, 15, 1107. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15031107

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Minai AF, Usmani T, Alotaibi MA, Malik H, Nassar ME. Performance Analysis and Comparative Study of a 467.2 kWp Grid-Interactive SPV System: A Case Study. Energies. 2022; 15(3):1107. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15031107

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Minai, Ahmad Faiz, Tahsin Usmani, Majed A. Alotaibi, Hasmat Malik, and Mohammed E. Nassar. 2022. "Performance Analysis and Comparative Study of a 467.2 kWp Grid-Interactive SPV System: A Case Study" Energies 15, no. 3: 1107. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15031107

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