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CPV hybrid system in ISFOC building. First results
Research Areas
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil),
  • Solar cells,
  • Technology of devices for engineering
PV Off-Grid systems have demonstrated to be a good solution for the electrification of remote areas [1]. A hybrid system is one kind of these systems. The principal characteristic is that it uses PV as the main generator and has a backup power supply, like a diesel generator, for instance, that is used when the CPV generation is not enough to meet demand. To study the use of CPV in these systems, ISFOC has installed a demonstration hybrid system at its headquarters. This hybrid system uses CPV technology as main generator and the utility grid as the backup generator. A group of batteries have been mounted as well to store the remaining energy from the CPV generator when nedeed. The energy flows are managed by a SMA system based on Sunny Island inverters and a Multicluster-Box (figure 1). The Load is the air-conditioning system of the building, as it has a consumption profile higher than the CPV generator and can be controlled by software [2]. The first results of this system, as well as the first chances of improvement, as the need of a bigger CPV generator and a better management of the energy stored in the batteries, are presented in this paper.
8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems: CPV-8
Toledo, España
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AIP Conf. Proc. 1477
  • Autor: P. Trujillo
  • Autor: C. Alamillo
  • Autor: E. Gil
  • Autor: O. de la Rubia
  • Autor: M. Martínez
  • Autor: F. Rubio
  • Autor: A. Cadavid
  • Autor: A. Navarro
  • Autor: S. Hillenbrand
  • Autor: I. Ballesteros
  • Autor: Manuel Castillo Cagigal (UPM)
  • Autor: Daniel Masa Bote (UPM)
  • Autor: Eduardo Matallanas De Avila (UPM)
  • Autor: Maria Estefania Caamaño Martin (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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