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Development of a software solution for solar-PV power systems sizing and monitoring

Odigwe, I. A. and Nnadi, C. I. and Agbetuyi, Ayoade F. and Awelewa, A. A. and Idachaba, F.E. (2013) Development of a software solution for solar-PV power systems sizing and monitoring. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL of RENEWABLE ENERGY RESEARCH, 3 (3).

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Power systems sizing and monitoring are very important design components in determining the overall performance of solar-photovoltaic (PV) systems. These design components represent the pre-installation and post-installation stages of solar-PV systems planning respectively, and paying adequate attention to them can go a long way to increasing the working life of solar-PV system installations. The SolarHelper developed in this work is a small software solution package that monitors and records vital system variables that will give the state and performance of an existing solar-PV installation at any given time; and it is able to accurately provide a simulated output of the required battery storage capacity, and PV array size based on load demands.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interfacing, Microcontroller, Monitoring, Sizing, Software Solution Package, Solar-PV System.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 19:51
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 19:51

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