MAXIMUM POWER POINT OF A SOLAR PANEL IN NIGERIA

Prof Evbogbai Edekin Jacob Mariekpen and Musa P.   (Published 2010)

Prof Edekin Jacob Mariekpen
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Abstract

The maximum power points of a 100watts, 17.5 volts, MBF:100 type solar panel mounted in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria for different hours of the day, under various resistive load conditions had been presented. The photovoltaic module exhibits a non-linear irradiance dependent voltage – current characteristics and the maximum power point varies with solar insolation. The maximum power point of 49.53watts occurs at 1.00pm when the sun is overhead. The result shows that the power generated varies with time and cloud transient. Significant power is available for certain time of the day under different load conditions, hence a maximum power point tracker can be used to track this points to dynamically adjust the load so that maximum power is always transferred regardless of the variation in solar irradiance.


Item Type: Journal article(non-copyrighted)
Format: PDF document,   192.46 KB
Copyright: Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons license
Keywords: Solar panel, Maximum Power point, Loads, Power Transfer, Time
Department: Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Field of Study: Engineering- Electrical and Computer
Uploaded By: Agbodekhe Barnabas Philip
Date Added: 04 Feb 2019 2:20pm
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019
Journal URL: https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/journal/maximum_power_point_of_a_solar_panel_in_nigeria


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