Methodology for the design of a stand-alone photovoltaic power supply
Seleme Junior,Seleme Isaac
Ferreira Morais,Lenin Martins
Severo Mendes,Marcos A
This paper presents a complete methodology for the design of an autonomous photovoltaic system to maximize the use of solar energy. It is a method that prioritizes the best cost-effective choice at every step of the project. In order to ensure the proper use and extended battery life time, a control strategy for charging the batteries is proposed. Experimental results are provided for a stand-alone photovoltaic system with low electrical power, intended primarily for the illumination and basic appliances of low-income households.