Optimum matching of direct-coupled electromechanical loads to a photovoltaic generator

Khouzam, Kamel Y. & Khouzam, Lucy (1993) Optimum matching of direct-coupled electromechanical loads to a photovoltaic generator. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 8(3), pp. 343-349.

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The objective of the paper is to present a general mathematical formulation for matching electromechanical loads connected to a photovoltaic array. An optimization method is then used to solve the matching problem with the objective of maximizing the gross mechanical energy. The analysis is extended to obtain the sizing of the array and the battery in the direct-coupled system. Results show that optimum matching can be achieved by carefully selecting the PV array rated parameters with respect to the load parameters. The rated power of the array is twice that of the load. The field constant that maximizes the gross mechanical energy can be obtained given the parameters of the load and the array temperature. The separately excited motor offers higher matching performance compared to the series motor. The rotodynamic load offers better matching compared to the viscous friction load.

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ID Code: 6666
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: photovoltaic system, electromechanical load coupling, load matching
DOI: 10.1109/60.257043
ISSN: 0885-8969
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > NUMERICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS (010300) > Optimisation (010303)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1993 IEEE
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Deposited On: 27 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:38

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