Performance Research on Floating and Ground Mounted PV System
P.U. Poornima1, R. Brindha2, K. Subha Sharmini3, Mallidi Goutham Reddy4, P. Pavani5, Makkena Sri Hari6

1P. U. Poornima, Department of EEE, SRM IST, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2R. Brindha, Department of EEE, SRM IST, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3K. Subha Sharmini, Department of EEE, SRM IST, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
4Mallidi Goutham Reddy, Department of EEE, SRM IST, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
5P. Pavani, Department of EEE, SRM IST, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
6Makkena Sri Hari, Department of EEE, SRM IST, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 18 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 3368-3373 | Volume-8 Issue-2S11 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B15660982S1119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1566.0982S1119
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Abstract: The limited fossil fuels and demand for the energy made renewable a booming source of generating energy. An enormous amount of solar energy made it a best alternative renewable energy, which is free of cost and unlimited source of energy, eco-friendly and sustainable to the environment. But during the execution of panels on land has the burden of intense land requirements which is a premium commodity. The hurdles faced are land availability, land acquisition, land development and, land evacuation. Earth is covered with 70% of water. So, most of the solar energy is captured by water compared to land. To conserve the valuable land and water, installing a solar PV system on water bodies like oceans, lakes, lagoons, reservoirs, canals and water storage tanks are an appropriate option. They have numerous advantages compared to land installed solar panels. They reduce the valuable land area, reduce evaporation of drinking water, cooling of solar panels by the water below the panels. Additionally, the aquatic environmental profits by the solar installation limit the algae growth and potentially improves water quality. In this paper a new method of the float was discussed, a comparison is made between the floating PV system and standalone PV system. This method also improves the efficiency of the solar panel. A Small prototype has been designed and the results were plotted for different loads.
Keywords: Renewable Energy, Floating PV System, Solar Irradiation, Cell Temperature, Efficiency, High-density Polyethylene.
Scope of the Article: Measurement & Performance Analysis