Performance of a 34 kWp grid-connected PV system in Indonesia - A comparison of tropical and European PV systems

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Abstract

We analysed a monitored grid-connected PV system of 34 kWp in Indonesia to investigate the performance of PV systems in tropical climates. The PV system has been installed in Jayapura, the capital of the Province of Papua, Indonesia, by the beginning of 2012. Due to the aged gensets and frequent lack of fuel, the city regularly suffers from black-outs ranging from a few minutes to a complete day. Energy losses are related to the temperature (46%), to power outages (28%) and to system faults (27%), all relative to the total estimated energy losses of 7.2 MWh, which account to 17% of the total electricity production during the investigated period. When the PV system is online, it performs well with PRs of 78% and 79% for both Tripower arrays, 91 % for the SMC array and the Involar array performing significantly less, with an average PR of 54%. This is in line with other PV systems in Europe
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC)
Place of PublicationDenver
Pages1978-1981
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2014
Event40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2014 - Denver, United States
Duration: 8 Jun 201413 Jun 2014
Conference number: 40

Conference

Conference40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2014
Abbreviated titlePVSC
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period8/06/1413/06/14

Keywords

  • IR-94551
  • METIS-307778

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