Management of excess energy in autonomous photovoltaic systems

E. Ofry, S. Singer

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Abstract

A new method is described for the absorption of the excess energy generated in autonomous solar systems with the use of a variable complementary load. In order to use the excess energy for ventilation of the system, a fan is used as the complementary load. The current flow through the batteries is controlled according to the ampere-hour (A/hr) rule by regulating the fan in such manner that it absorbs all excess power. The energy control unit, including the fan, is part of a 1.6 kw peak, stand-alone, solar system built at Tel-Aviv University.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-448
Number of pages4
JournalSolar Energy
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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