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Precise sizing of stand-alone photovoltaic system for residential use in Nagpur, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bhilai Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 6, Issue (5), Pages 19-23, June,26 (2017)


The aim of this paper is to present precise sizing of a stand-alone PV system for a typical residence in Nagpur Maharashtra. A PV system design can be either approximate or precise. The approximate design is useful as it allows one to size the PV system without going much into the details of each component. But the efficiency of large PV systems can only be improved by precise sizing. There are various factors that should be incorporated in precise sizing of a PV system some of them are precise estimation of solar radiation data, information about battery Dod and PV array losses. All these factors have been considered in this paper for a precise sizing of stand-alone PV system for a residence in Nagpur (Maharashtra).


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