The development of a computer model to optimize the performance of a 50kWp photovoltaic system

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dc.contributor.advisor Wrixon, Gerry T. en
dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Sean
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-15T15:34:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-15T15:34:38Z
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.date.submitted 1986
dc.identifier.citation McCarthy, S. 1986. The development of a computer model to optimize the performance of a 50kWp photovoltaic system. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1657
dc.description.abstract A computer model has been developed to optimize the performance of a 50kWp photovoltaic system which supplies electrical energy to a dairy farm at Fota Island in Cork Harbour. Optimization of the system involves maximising the efficiency and increasing the performance and reliability of each hardware unit. The model accepts horizontal insolation, ambient temperature, wind speed, wind direction and load demand as inputs. An optimization program uses the computer model to simulate the optimum operating conditions. From this analysis, criteria are established which are used to improve the photovoltaic system operation. This thesis describes the model concepts, the model implementation and the model verification procedures used during development. It also describes the techniques which are used during system optimization. The software, which is written in FORTRAN, is structured in modular units to provide logical and efficient programming. These modular units may also be used in the modelling and optimization of other photovoltaic systems. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.relation.uri http://library.ucc.ie/record=b1134039~S0
dc.rights © 1986, Sean McCarthy en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Photovoltaic system operation en
dc.subject Modelling and optimisation of photovoltaic systems en
dc.subject.lcsh Photovoltaic power system en
dc.subject.lcsh Solar energy en
dc.title The development of a computer model to optimize the performance of a 50kWp photovoltaic system en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PHD (Engineering) en
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dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Electrical and Electronic Engineering en
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