Impact of Battery’s Model Accuracy on Size Optimization Process of a Standalone Photovoltaic System
Publication Type
Original research
Authors

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.

Journal
Title
Sustainability
Publisher
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Publisher Country
Swaziland
Indexing
Thomson Reuters
Impact Factor
2.494
Publication Type
Prtinted only
Volume
8
Year
2016
Pages
894