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PVSOFT99 - Photovoltaic (PV) System Sizing And Simulation Software

F Woldehanna

Abstract


A computer program (PVSOFT99) has been developed for sizing and simulation of stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) systems. Two distinct PV sizing
algorithms, one based on the worst case and the other on the reliability concept, have been incorporated in the program. The reliability concept is generalized in that variation of irradiation, temperature and load profile are all taken into consideration for the sizing process. The program is capable of performing both technical and economical analysis with comparative output of the PV system with diesel generation and grid extension.




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