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Abstract

This study concerns itself with the applicability of small (up to 5 KWp) stand-alone photovoltaic systems, using flat plate collectors only, in remote environments in Greece. The need for such a study arose from the fact, that no such study existed for Greece to date, especially for those applications where photovoltaics are viable even today under certain conditions. At first, a list of all candidate applications was formed and all the corresponding potential users were interviewed. Furthermore, the most common conventional systems used today, which are the utility grid extension and the use of small diesel generators, were examined. A computer program was developed to select the optimum size of the PV system and was used to evaluate the most promising applications, in detail. A basic result of the computer program formulation is that the battery size is much more sensitive than the array size, and depends on the battery and the power conditioning unit efficiencies.

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Authors: SORAS K, UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS (GREECE);MAKIOS V UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS (GREECE), UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS (GREECE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9957 EN (1985) MF, 170 P., BFR 300 BLOW-UP COPY BFR 850, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123117700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en