Photovoltaic Systems: Design, Performance and Applications

Wassila Issaadi, Ph.D. (Editor)
Electrical Engineering Laboratory, Faculty of Technology, University of Bejaia, Bejaia, Algeria

Salim Issaadi (Editor)
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Series: Electrical Engineering Developments
BISAC: SCI024000



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Presenting a complete guide for the planning, design and implementation of solar PV systems for photovoltaic (PV) applications, this book features analyses based on the authors’ own laboratory testing as well as their experiences in the field. Incorporating the latest developments in smart-digital and control technologies into the design criteria of the photovoltaic (PV) system, this book will also focus on how to integrate newer smart design approaches and techniques for improving the efficiency, reliability and flexibility of the entire system (for example, powered mobile robotics).

Although the design and implementation of several applications based on new proposed techniques of photovoltaic PV system were the first goal for elaborating in this book, many theoretical surveys which involve the trends, photovoltaic fabrications, management, distributed generation, economical aspects, feasibility analysis, reliability, performance and integration of solar photovoltaic sources through smart controllers for managing the load intelligently and effectively is presented as a key case study. Maximizing reader insights into the performance of different components of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems under different operating conditions, the book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, PV designers, planners, and practitioners working in the area of solar PV design, implementation and assessment.


Chapter 1. Trends in Photovoltaic Systems: Past, Present and Future (pp. 1-28)
(Wassila Issaadi and Salim Issaadi)

Chapter 2. Applications of Mobile Robotics Powered by Solar Energy Sources (pp. 29-46)
(Wassila Issaadi and Salim Issaadi)

Chapter 3. Power Electronics for a Photovoltaic System (pp. 47-94)
(Sarat Kumar Sahoo and S. Narendiran)

Chapter 4. Feasibility Analysis of Photovoltaic Plants Based on a New Estimation Method for Levelized Cost of Energy (pp. 95-138)
(Sergio Shimura and Jose Aquiles Baesso Grimoni)

Chapter 5. Modeling, Sizing and Control of a Photovoltaic System on the Basis of a Multi-Agent Adaptive Fuzzy Neuronet (pp. 139-180)
(Ekaterina A. Engel)

Chapter 6. The Identification and Management of Malfunctions in Modern Photovoltaic Systems (pp. 181-206)
(Kamal Hirech, Mustapha Melhaoui, Ilias Atmane and Khalil Kassmi)

Chapter 7. Distributed Generation with Photovoltaic Grid Connected Systems: Connection, Drivers, and Obstacles (pp. 207-236)
(Haroldo de Faria Jr., Khachatur Torchyan, Harag Z. Margossian and Juergen Sachau)

Chapter 8. End-of-Life Management of Photovoltaic Solar Modules (pp. 237-260)
(Ewa Klugmann-Radziemska)

Chapter 9. Adaptive Perturb and Observe MPPT Methods with Artificial Neural Networks for Photovoltaic Applications (pp. 261-286)
(Ihssane Chtouki, Patrice Wira and Malika Zazi)

Chapter 10. The Development of Response Surface Methodology Based Model for Estimating the Realistic Performance of Photovoltaic Plants On-Field (pp. 287-316)
(Sivasankari Sundaram)

About the Editor (pp. 317-320)

Index (pp. 321)

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