An open-source simulation tool of grid-connected PV systems.

Muñoz Cano, Javier and Marroyo, Luis and Collares-Pereira, Manuel and Tyutyuyndzhiev, Nikolay and Conlon, Michael and El Moussaoui, Abdelhaquim and Wilkin, Benjamin (2013). An open-source simulation tool of grid-connected PV systems.. In: "28th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition", 30/09/2013 - 04/10/2013, París. ISBN 3-936338-33-7. pp. 1-2.

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Title: An open-source simulation tool of grid-connected PV systems.
Author/s:
  • Muñoz Cano, Javier
  • Marroyo, Luis
  • Collares-Pereira, Manuel
  • Tyutyuyndzhiev, Nikolay
  • Conlon, Michael
  • El Moussaoui, Abdelhaquim
  • Wilkin, Benjamin
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 28th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Event Dates: 30/09/2013 - 04/10/2013
Event Location: París
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 28th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Date: 2013
ISBN: 3-936338-33-7
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Grid-Connected; PV System; Simulation
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Industrial (UPM)
Department: Electrónica, Automática e Informática Industrial [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper will present an open-source simulation tool, which is being developed in the frame of an European research project1. The tool, whose final version will be freely available through a website, allows the modelling and the design of different types of grid-connected PV systems, such as large grid-connected plants and building-integrated installations. The tool is based on previous software developed by the IES-UPM2, whose models and energy losses scenarios have been validated in the commissioning of PV projects3 carried out in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy, whose aggregated capacity is nearly 300MW. This link between design and commissioning is one of the key points of tool presented here, which is not usually addressed by present commercial software. The tool provides, among other simulation results, the energy yield, the analysis and breakdown of energy losses, and the estimations of financial returns adapted to the legal and financial frameworks of each European country. Besides, educational facilities will be developed and integrated in the tool, not only devoted to learn how to use this software, but also to train the users on the best design PV systems practices. The tool will also include the recommendation of several PV community experts, which have been invited to identify present necessities in the field of PV systems simulation. For example, the possibility of using meteorological forecasts as input data, or modelling the integration of large energy storage systems, such as vanadium redox or lithium-ion batteries. Finally, it is worth mentioning that during the verification and testing stages of this software development, it will be also open to the suggestions received from the different actors of the PV community, such as promoters, installers, consultants, etc.

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Item ID: 25779
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/25779/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:25779
Official URL: https://www.photovoltaic-conference.com/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 May 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 13:18
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