Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Dip; Energy; Performance evaluation; Power; Solar; Statistical analysis

Abstract

"This project helps a regional utility evaluate the performance of their 4.5 MW photovoltaic plant. The performance evaluation consists of characterizing the peak and average power and energy output of the plant over varying time periods. A characterization of the output power drops, or dips, is done by performing a statistical analysis of the photovoltaic plant output data. Dips are characterized by dip frequency, depth of dip, energy loss by dip, and dip duration. The results of this study will help the utility to select appropriate voltage regulating equipment on the basis of dip characteristics, and thus, optimize the performance of the solar plant. This study will also provide the utility with information on how to optimize future solar plants"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Crow, Mariesa

Committee Member(s)

Shamsi, Pourya
Joo, Jhi-Young

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2016

Pagination

x, 54 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 53).

Rights

© 2016 Archit Patnaik, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Photovoltaic power generation -- Mathematical models
Solar energy -- Research -- Statistical methods
Solar energy

Thesis Number

T 11005

Electronic OCLC #

960695439

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