A new approach for optimal sizing of standalone photovoltaic systems

Tamer Khatib, Azah Mohamed, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, M. Mahmoud

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Abstract

This paper presents a new method for determining the optimal sizing of standalone photovoltaic (PV) system in terms of optimal sizing of PV array and battery storage. A standalone PV system energy flow is first analysed, and the MATLAB fitting tool is used to fit the resultant sizing curves in order to derive general formulas for optimal sizing of PV array and battery. In deriving the formulas for optimal sizing of PV array and battery, the data considered are based on five sites in Malaysia, which are Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu, Ipoh, Kuching, and Alor Setar. Based on the results of the designed example for a PV system installed in Kuala Lumpur, the proposed method gives satisfactory optimal sizing results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number391213
JournalInternational Journal of Photoenergy
Volume2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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A new approach for optimal sizing of standalone photovoltaic systems. / Khatib, Tamer; Mohamed, Azah; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Mahmoud, M.

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