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Research conducted on behalf of the Photovoltaics and Hybrid Systems Program at the CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada) with partial funding from the Panel on Energy Research and Development (PERD).
Ross, Michael M. D. A Rudimentary Sizing Method for PV Hybrid Systems. Report to CETC-Varennes (Natural Resources Canada). Montreal, Qc: RER Renewable Energy Research, 2005.
A rudimentary method for the sizing of PV-hybrid power systems is presented. The method is based on monthly data and assumes perfectly efficient batteries. It uses the monthly clearness index to estimate, for a given size of battery, the fraction of the output of an additional unit of PV array that will be wasted, that is, the marginal waste curve.
Note: The document presents work in progress. A much clearer and more effective method is presented in hybrid system sizing documents from 2007 onwards.
Created 2007/03/06 Updated 2007/03/06 ©2007 RER Renewable Energy Research