Experimental validation of pvsyst simulation for fix oriented and azimuth tracking solar pv system

Fahad Faraz Ahmad, Mohamed Abdelsalam, Abdul Kadir Hamid, Chaouki Ghenai, Walid Obaid, Maamar Bettayeb

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    Abstract

    The accurate prediction of power generation by the PV system is crucial during the designing stage and subsequently in the operation and maintenance phase. It provides a reference to evaluate the performance of the PV system. PVSYST is widely accepted simulation software for the PV system in the industry. In this study, a comparison of PVSYST simulation results and experimentally collected data for fix oriented and azimuth tracking solar system is analyzed. Five clear sunny days are selected for each case. The hourly average data has been used for comparison. The deviation of predicted values in case of fix oriented and azimuth tracking solar systems is 2.14% and 2.74%, respectively. This variation is primarily due to the mismatch of predicted weather data with real conditions. The results have concluded that PVSYST is reliable software to use for the prediction of PV energy generation with an acceptable margin. Further, the adaptation of azimuth tracking for the solar system is feasible and improves the average power production by 17.28% as compared to the fix-oriented solar system in the hot and humid environment of the UAE.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationModelling, Simulation and Intelligent Computing - Proceedings of MoSICom 2020
    EditorsNilesh Goel, Shazia Hasan, V. Kalaichelvi
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages227-235
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9789811547744
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2020
    EventInternational Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Intelligent Computing, MoSICom 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: 29 Jan 202031 Jan 2020

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
    Volume659
    ISSN (Print)1876-1100
    ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Intelligent Computing, MoSICom 2020
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityDubai
    Period29/01/2031/01/20

    Keywords

    • Azimuth tracking
    • PV system
    • PVSYST
    • Tracking system

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