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Narayan, N.S. (author), Chamseddine, Ali (author), Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Qin, Z. (author), Popovic, J. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
With almost 1.1 billion people lacking access to electricity, solar-based off-grid products like Solar Home Systems (SHS) have become a promising solution to provide basic electricity needs in un(der)-electrified regions. Therefore, optimal system sizing is a vital task as both oversizing and undersizing a system can be detrimental to system...
journal article 2019
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Narayan, N.S. (author), Chamseddine, Ali (author), Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Qin, Z. (author), Popovic, J. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Off-grid solar home systems (SHSs) currently constitute a major source of providing basic electricity needs in un(der)-electrified regions of the world, with around 73 million households having benefited from off-grid solar solutions by 2017. However, in and of itself, state-of-the-art SHSs can only provide electricity access with adequate...
journal article 2019
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Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Faizal Sofyan, Muhammad (author), Narayan, N.S. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Given the complementary nature of photovoltaic (PV) generation and energy storage, the combination of a solar panel and a battery pack in one single device is proposed. To realize this concept, the PV Battery-Integrated Module (PBIM), it is fundamental to analyze the system architecture and energy management. This paper focuses on selecting a...
journal article 2018
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Narayan, N.S. (author), Papakosta, Thekla (author), Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Qin, Z. (author), Popovic, J. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The rapid increase in the adoption of Solar Home Systems (SHS) in recent times hopes to ameliorate the global problem of energy poverty. The battery is a vital but usually the most expensive part of an SHS; owing to the least lifetime among other SHS components, it is also the first to fail. Estimating battery lifetime is a critical task for...
journal article 2018
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Narayan, N.S. (author), Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Popovic, J. (author), Qin, Z. (author), Wagemaker, M. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The past few years have seen strong growth of solar-based off-grid energy solutions such as Solar Home Systems (SHS) as a means to ameliorate the grave problem of energy poverty. Battery storage is an essential component of SHS. An accurate battery model can play a vital role in SHS design. Knowing the dynamic behaviour of the battery is...
journal article 2018
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Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Narayan, N.S. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Due to the variable nature of the photovoltaic generation, energy storage is imperative, and the combination of both in one device is appealing for more efficient and easy‐to‐use devices. Among the myriads of proposed approaches, there are multiple challenges to overcome to make these solutions realistic alternatives to current systems. This...
journal article 2018
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Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Solar-battery systems are still expensive, bulky, and space consuming. To tackle these issues, we propose a novel device that combines all the components of a solar-battery system in one device. This device might help reduce installation cost compared to the current solar-battery systems as well as provide a plug-and-play solution. However, this...
journal article 2017
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Sulaeman, Ilman (author), Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Chandra Mouli, G.R. (author), Narayan, N.S. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
The paper provides a comparison of four PV-battery architectures with dc and ac backbones, in terms of autarky, energy efficiency, battery size and reduction of annual electricity cost. The comparison is conducted based on the residential load and irradiation data from the Netherlands. The effect of different PV generation is also analyzed by...
conference paper 2016
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Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Chandra Mouli, G.R. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
This paper focuses on the most common PV-storage architectures that are designed for residential applications and that incorporate storage devices like batteries, hydrogen systems, supercapacitors, and flywheels. The main motivations and a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of the architectures are presented. Moreover, some common...
conference paper 2016
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