Keywords and Phrases
Dip; Energy; Performance evaluation; Power; Solar; Statistical analysis
"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.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
x, 54 pages
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Thesis - Open Access
Photovoltaic power generation -- Mathematical models
Solar energy -- Research -- Statistical methods
Electronic OCLC #
Patnaik, Archit, "A statistical analysis of a 4.5 MW solar energy center" (2016). Masters Theses. 7585.