Control systems and energy storage of large-area photovoltaic systems at Cranfield University
Tutor / director / evaluatorLuo, Jerry
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
As solar photovoltaics share is continuously increasing in Europe, the aim of this project is to provide a customer-focused solution to achieve a more sustainable energy supply for Cranfield University by means of a large-area photovoltaics system located in the university land. PV technology suitable for large-area usage has been identified and evaluated. A complete design of the system has been developed and the performance in terms such as generation, control and energy storage of the PV has been studied. Some existing methodologies have been used for this purpose. Overall costs and benefits of the project have been assessed. A sensitivity analysis has also been realised to identify the key parameters whose variation makes the higher impact to the outcome of the project. Finally, an environmental assessment has been included to focus on the impacts of a PV farm on the site.
SubjectsRenewable energy sources, Environmental impact analysis, Energies renovables, Medi ambient -- Anàlisi d'impacte