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Title: Performance evaluation of grid-connected PV system in Katsina State, Nigeria
Authors: Magaji, Abdulkadir
Keywords: Performance evaluation
PV system
Katsina State
Issue Date: May-2016
Abstract: This study analyzes and compares the simulated performance of a 3.2 kWp grid-connected photovoltaic system. The system is located within coordinate of 12°15’N 7°30’E, at Government Day Secondary School Kofan Yandaka Katsina State Nigeria. The system consists of 14 Mono crystalline silicon modules connected in two strings of 7 series connected modules, each facing north at a fixed tilt of 20° .The simulation is performed using Meteonorm generated weather data. The performance of the system was simulated using PVsol software using Meteonorm derived climate data sets (solar radiation, ambient temperature and wind speed). The reference yield value obtained in this study was 1907.7 kWh and the average energy yield value is 1437 kWh. The average monthly performance ratio is 75% which is slightly lower than the one reported at Port Elizabeth, South Africa but comparable the value of 74% reported at Khatkar- Kalan, India.
Description: A research dissertation submitted to the college of higher degrees and research in partial fulfillment for the award of master of science degree in physics of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Master of Science Degree in Physics

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