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Performance of Photovoltaics in Ground Mount - Floating - Submerged Installation Methods

Kumar, Nallapaneni M. and Ajitha, A. and Chand, Aneesh A. and Goel, Sonali (2021) Performance of Photovoltaics in Ground Mount - Floating - Submerged Installation Methods. In: Advances in Systems, Control and Automations. Springer Nature, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-15-8684-2

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The use of ground-mounted photovoltaic (GMPV) systems for power generation is becoming popular these days. The GMPV systems demand vast land areas for their installations, and this has resulted in land-use conflicts. As a result, for mitigating the land-use issues, few novel ways of photovoltaic (PV) installations have emerged that include floating photovoltaic (FPV) and submerged photovoltaics (SPV). However, in literature, many have raised concerns over the FPV and SPV performance. In this paper, an experimental study is carried out to understand the performance of GMPV, FPV, and SPV systems. Three different prototypes of PV systems with data collection units in GMPV, FPV, and SPV installation methods are designed. An outdoor experimental study is carried at the same time, and performance assessment is carried out. Results observed from this study include weather parameters and electrical parameters. The analysis shows that FPV produces higher energy outputs when compared to the GMPV and SPV systems. From this investigation, we recommend the use of PV installation in FPV mode for solar power generation. The large-scale deployment of and the promotion of FPV systems would overcome the land-use conflicts between solar power and agriculture sectors. Also, the enhanced power outputs from FPV can help in overcoming the growing energy crisis.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: School of Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics (STEMP)
Depositing User: Kabir Mamun
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2021 01:15
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 01:15

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