ew 18(16): e2

Research Article

New numerical sizing approach of a standalone photovoltaic power at Ngoundiane, Senegal

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.30-1-2018.153814,
        author={A. Sadio and S. Mbodji and I. Fall},
        title={New numerical sizing approach of a standalone photovoltaic power at Ngoundiane, Senegal},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Energy Web and Information Technologies},
        volume={5},
        number={16},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EW},
        year={2018},
        month={1},
        keywords={Standalone PV System, Intuitive Method, Numerical Method, Determinist Approach.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-1-2018.153814}
    }
    
  • A. Sadio
    S. Mbodji
    I. Fall
    Year: 2018
    New numerical sizing approach of a standalone photovoltaic power at Ngoundiane, Senegal
    EW
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-1-2018.153814
A. Sadio1,2, S. Mbodji1,3,4,5,*, I. Fall4,5
  • 1: Laboratory of Semiconductors and Solar Energy, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Cheikh Anta
  • 2: Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
  • 3: Diop University, Dakar, Senegal;
  • 4: Research team in renewable energies, materials and laser of Department of Physics, Alioune Diop University of Bambey,
  • 5: Bambey, Senegal.
*Contact email: senghane.mbodji@uadb.edu.sn

Abstract

A new sizing method based on a numerical approach using the average meteorological data and the load demand of the Ngoundiane site along with both concepts of ALPSP and TLCC is treated in this study. The intuitive method, has been first applied to delimit the PV capacity range. Thereafter, the incoming new approach that we propose, consists in elaborating a simple algorithm based on a numerical determinist sizing approach by adapting the available average data to the mathematical equations used in numerical approach. The results show that for a same value of the total capacity of PV array, estimated to 177.5 kWp, the proposed numerical sizing method decreases the storage system capacity to 75% and the TLCC to 65% compared to the intuitive method.