On the performance ‎assessment of King Faisal University grid-connected solar PV ‎facility

On the performance ‎assessment of King Faisal University grid-connected solar PV ‎facility


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Abstract. This paper evaluates the performance of the 9.8 kW grid-connected ‎solar photovoltaic (PV) ‎‎system mounted on the ‎‎rooftop of the College of Engineering within the ‎King Faisal ‎‎University ‎campus. The facility ‎consists of four fields rated 2.45 ‎kW each. Each ‎field consists of ten 10 solar ‎panels connected to a 3kW. The ‎‎collected data include hourly and ‎sub-hourly measurements of ‎the radiation, ‎ambient ‎and ‎module temperatures, AC and DC ‎‎voltages, currents, and power outputs. Other ‎‎‎measurements ‎include cumulative produced ‎energy and CO2 savings. The ‎assessed ‎‎‎parameters of the PV facility include daily, and ‎monthly ‎energy, final yield, efficiency, and ‎‎‎module performance ratio ‎‎(PR). Aggregate ‎performance analysis results show that the ‎‎station operated as planned. The annual radiation ‎measured in ‎‎2017 reached 2449 kWh/m2 with a ‎daily average of 6.710 ‎kWh/m2. The annual ‎energy production reached 16.047 MWh ‎with an average of 43.964 kWh/day. The system ‎efficiency ‎and capacity factor are 11.22% and ‎‎17.25%, respectively. ‎

Energy Performance Index, Array ‎Yield, Final Yield, ‎Performance Ratio, Capacity ‎Factor, System ‎Efficiency‎, KSA ‎‎‎2030 Vision‎

Published online 7/15/2024, 8 pages
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Citation: Mounir BOUZGUENDA, On the performance ‎assessment of King Faisal University grid-connected solar PV ‎facility, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 43, pp 277-284, 2024

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644903216-36

The article was published as article 36 of the book Renewable Energy: Generation and Application

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