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GLOBAL ANALYSIS OF THE RONDULINU-PAOMIA PV PLANT BEHAVIOUR

Objective

THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT IS TO ANALYSE DATA AND INFORMATIONS OF THE OPERATION SINCE OCTOBER 1987, CONCERNING THE PRODUCTION AND THE EFFICIENCY OF SUCH A PLANT, IN ORDER TO ANALYSE THE CAUSES OF THE FAILURE AND TO EXTRACT FIRST RESULTS USEFUL FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE PV PLANT.

WITHIN THE SOLAR PV R&D PROGRAMM OF DG XII (CEE) A PILOT PLANT HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED SINCE OCTOBER 1983 IN RONDULINU-PAOMIA (CORSICA). THE PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNED AS A STAND ALONE FACILITY TO SUPPLY ELECTRICITY TO THE RONDULINU HAMLET IN THE PAOMIA AREA. NO POWER WAS AVAILABLE ON THE SITE AT THAT TIME; THE NEAREST LINE OF THE GRID IS IN FACT 4 KM AWAY. SEVEN FAMILIES ARE LIVING ON THE SITE IN WINTER.

THE PLANT CONSISTS OF A 44.064 WP SOLAR ARRAY INSTALLED NEARBY THE HAMLET. POWER MANAGEMENT INCLUDES A 50 KVA TRIPHASE PWM INVERTER, A BATTERY BANK OF 84 CELLS OF 2500 AH RATED CAPACITY, A BATTERY CHARGE REGULATION AND CONTROL AND A MEASUREMENT SYSTEM. A BACK UP 25 KVA GENERATING SET IS PROVIDED TO CHARGE THE BATTERY IN PLACE OF THE SOLAR ARRAY IN CASE OF VERY BAD WINTER SEASONS.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
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