On three methodological approaches for a cost-effective PV-sizing, towards an Intelligent Building.

Eleni Kaplani, Socrates Kaplanis, E. A. Daviskas

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The issue of the most cost-effective configuration of a stand-alone PV plant to meet the loads with a high confidence level, is discussed in this paper as one of prime importance. The paper describes and compares two new approaches which when combined may provide much more reliable and economic PV sizing and performance, compared with the conventional methodology.There is outlined an evolution of PV sizing methodologies with an inbuilt level of intelligence which eventually maximizes the cost–effectiveness and the Performance Ratio of a stand alone PV plant. Comparison of results provided by three PV sizing methodologies is presented and argued.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC X)
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventWorld Renewable Energy Congress (WREC X) - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jul 200825 Jul 2008


ConferenceWorld Renewable Energy Congress (WREC X)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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