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Optimal Sizing Procedure for Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems by Fuzzy Logic

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S. Conti, G. Tina

Dip. Elettrico, Elettronico e Sistemistico, Università di Catania, Viale Andrea Doria n. 6, 95125 Catania, Italy

C. Ragusa

Dip. di Ingegneria Elettrica Industriale, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi n. 24, 10129 Torino, Italye-mail: ragusa@polel1.polito.it

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(1), 77-82 (Mar 01, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1433476 History: Received January 01, 2000; Revised March 01, 2001
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Membership function for the example quoted in the text.
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Monthly average daily power demand
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Meteorological input data
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Evolution of fuzzified objectives during the optimization

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