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The aim of this project was to verify the principles of a PV-diesel hybrid system working without regulation of the battery, and to demonstrate its reliability and economical performance. The system supplies a telecommunications microwave relay with a quasi constant power consumption of 700 W at 48 V. The method used for selecting the size of the PV array is based on the annual mean solar radiation and the output of the diesel generator. This method reduces the size of the array and hence the investment cost of the PV system.

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Authors: FRANCE TELECOM, France Telecom, CNET/PAB/STC/ESA, Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14752 FR/EN (1993) 81 pp., FS, ECU 10
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5833-3
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