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A framework for the performance evaluation of household rooftop solar battery systems

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posted on 2024-06-06, 01:53 authored by M U. Hassan, S Saha, Enamul HaqueEnamul Haque
Grid integration of rooftop solar systems are increasing at a rapid pace throughout the world. Battery energy storage has become integral part of rooftop solar systems, as it provides a mean to best utilize the solar energy. Since, the battery performance degrades in the course of its utilization based on the nature of use (charging, discharging pattern and temperature) and it is one of the most expensive component of a rooftop solar system, its charging and discharging operation is required to be regulated in a judicial manner. Therefore, it is imperative to study the performance of rooftop solar batteries based on its actual charging and discharging profile that reflects the intermittency in solar irradiation and households electricity consumption pattern. This paper presents a generic methodology using Monte-Carlo simulation approach to evaluate performance of solar batteries considering uncertainties in solar and energy consumption pattern. The efficacy of the proposed approach has been verified using real solar generation and energy consumption data of Sydney CBD. The results show a clear insight to the performance of rooftop residential solar batteries over the span of its usage.

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Journal

International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems

Volume

125

Article number

ARTN 106446

Pagination

1 - 18

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0142-0615

eISSN

1879-3517

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Publisher

ELSEVIER SCI LTD