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Abstract

The report describes a 5 kW installation consisting of a photovoltaic generator, a battery and a dc-ac inverter connected to the utility grid and suited for residential applications. In the first part the technical details of the installation are given: the circuits of two types of inverters, general wiring diagram, protections, ... The second part concerns the measurement system that will allow to collect data of irradiation, system efficiency,... In the last part the commercial viability of the installation is considered. This study has been performed by means of computer simulations that use Belgian meteorological data. It is found that the prices of the photovoltaic cells are the bottleneck for future applications. This project has been realized in the framework of the Demonstration Programme in the Solar Energy Field carried out by the Commission of the European Communities. It has been funded by 33.8% of its total cost.

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Authors: BAERT D, RIJKSUNIVERSEIT GENT (BELGIUM);SIMOENS H RIJKSUNIVERSEIT GENT (BELGIUM), RIJKSUNIVERSEIT GENT (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10187 EN/NL (1985), MF, 269 P., BFR 450, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 1345, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989124093800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en,nl