In-field assessment of batteries and PV modules in a large photovoltaic rural electrification programme

Carrasco Moreno, Luis Miguel and Narvarte Fernández, Luis and Martinez Moreno, Francisco and Moreton Villagra, Rodrigo (2014). In-field assessment of batteries and PV modules in a large photovoltaic rural electrification programme. "Energy", v. 75 ; pp. 281-288. ISSN 0360-5442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2014.07.074.

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Title: In-field assessment of batteries and PV modules in a large photovoltaic rural electrification programme
Author/s:
  • Carrasco Moreno, Luis Miguel
  • Narvarte Fernández, Luis
  • Martinez Moreno, Francisco
  • Moreton Villagra, Rodrigo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy
Date: 2014
ISSN: 0360-5442
Volume: 75
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Rural electrification; Batteries; PV modules; Degradation; Reliability
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Aerotecnia [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Assuring the sustainability of quality in photovoltaic rural electrification programmes involves enhancing the reliability of the components of solar home systems as well as the characterization of the overall programme cost structure. Batteries and photovoltaic modules have a great impact on both the reliability and the cost assessment, the battery being the weakest component of the solar home system and consequently the most expensive element of the programme. The photovoltaic module, despite being the most reliable component, has a significant impact cost-wise on the initial investment, even at current market prices. This paper focuses on the in-field testing of both batteries and photovoltaic modules working under real operating conditions within a sample of 41 solar home systems belonging to a large photovoltaic rural electrification programme with more than 13,000 installed photovoltaic systems. Different reliability parameters such as lifetime have been evaluated, taking into account different factors, for example energy consumption rates, or the manufacturing quality of batteries. A degradation model has been proposed relating both loss of capacity and time of operation. The user e solar home system binomial is also analysed in order to understand the meaning of battery lifetime in rural electrification.

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TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid35_FOTOVOLTUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 31101
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/31101/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:31101
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.07.074
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544214008962
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 15 Oct 2014 18:28
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 09:46
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