Impact of battery's model accuracy on size optimization process of a standalone photovoltaic system

Ibrahim Anwar Ibrahim, Tamer Khatib*, Azah Mohamed

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This paper presents a comparative study between two proposed size optimization methods based on two battery's models. Simple and complex battery models are utilized to optimally size a standalone photovoltaic system. Hourly meteorological data are used in this research for a specific site. Results show that by using the complex model of the battery, the cost of the system is reduced by 31%. In addition, by using the complex battery model, the sizes of the PV array and the battery are reduced by 5.6% and 30%, respectively, as compared to the case which is based on the simple battery model. This shows the importance of utilizing accurate battery models in sizing standalone photovoltaic systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number894
Number of pages13
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • photovoltaic
  • optimization
  • battery
  • availability

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