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Field Tests of a PV-Powered Air Monitoring System

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L. Sanidad, Y. Baghzouz, R. Boehm

Center for Energy Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4026 e-mail: boehm@me.unlv.edu

E. Hodge

Department of Energy, Nevada Operation Office (Box 98518), Las Vegas, NV 89193-8518 e-mail: hodge@nv.doe.gov

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(2), 203-206 (May 08, 2003) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1562951 History: Received November 01, 2000; Revised December 01, 2002; Online May 08, 2003
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1760 W PV powered air monitoring system
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Power supplied by battery (negative power corresponds to battery charging)
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Typical daily variation in PV output power and load demand
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Calculated battery state-of-charge
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Simulated battery SOC over 3-yr period
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PV available energy and its unused portion

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