A Comparative Performance Analysis of A 1 MW CIS PV System and a 5 kW Crystalline-Si PV System under the Tropical Climate of Indonesia

Kunaifi Kunaifi*, Angelina H.M.E. Reinders, Dimas Kaharudin, Aripriantoni Harmanto, Kirjono Mudiarto

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Abstract

Despite being a tropical country with a great potential for solar power, knowledge about the actual performance of PV systems in Indonesia is limited. In this paper, using a 5 minutes resolution data from 2016 to 2018 from a 1 MW CIS and a 5 kW c-Si PV plants in West Java, we aim at answering the question of how a CIS PV plant performs and degrades in Indonesia’s tropical climate and how is it compared to a PV system which contains c-Si technology? The methodological approach includes the performance analysis of these PV systems according to standard IEC 61724 and the investigation of the degradation rate using NREL/RdTools. The following results could be withdrawn from these analyses: the total annual Hi was 1500 kWh/m2 or around 4.2 kWh/m2/day. The daily-averaged performance ratio, PR, was 91.7%±4% and 87.4%±7%, for CIS system with string inverters and with a central inverter, respectively. The mean PR of CIS systems was 12% higher than that of the c-Si system which is 79.8%. Concerning the final yield, Yf, the CIS system with the mean Yf of 3.85 kWh/kWp outperformed the c-Si system by 14%. The CIS system degraded 1.53% per year which is lower than the c-Si system with a degradation rate (Rd) of 3.72% per year. From these results, it can be concluded that CIS technology performs better than c-Si under Indonesia’s tropical climate. Uncertainties in the calculation and high values of Rd, could be observed further
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-1092
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Technology
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2019

Keywords

  • Degradation
  • Indonesia
  • Performance
  • PV Systems
  • Tropical climate

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