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Research Publications in journals:
In-field assessment of batteries and PV modules in a large photovoltaic rural electrification programme
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
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
International
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JCR
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Title
Energy
ISBN
0360-5442
Impact factor JCR
3,651
Impact info
Datos JCR del año 2012
Volume
75
10.1016/j.energy.2014.07.074
Journal number
From page
281
To page
288
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Luis Miguel Carrasco Moreno (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Narvarte Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Francisco Martinez Moreno (UPM)
  • Autor: Rodrigo Moreton Villagra (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sistemas Fotovoltáicos
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones (Provisional)
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