Performance Evaluation of 100kWp Roof-top Grid-connected PV System installed in Northern India
Premananda Pany1, Najib Hamisu Umar2, Pallavi Gupta3, Birinchi Bora4

1Dr. Premananda Pany, Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India.
2Najib Hamisu Umar, student, ECE department, Sharda University Greater Noida, India.
3Dr.Pallavi Gupta, Electronics & Communication Engineering Department, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India.
4Birinchi Bora, Senior Research Scientist at National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurugram. India.

Manuscript received on 03 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 08 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 8441-8444 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6302098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6302.098319

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Abstract: The performance of 100 kWp roof-top grid-connected PV system was evaluated. The plant was installed at PGDM building in Sharda University, Greater Noida in northern India. The plant was monitored from March 2018 to February 2019. Performance parameters such as system efficiency, performance ratio, capacity utilization factor, and degradation rate were obtained. The plant performance result was compared with the estimated results obtained from SAM and PVsyst software. The total annual energy output was found to be 16426 kWh. The annual average system efficiency and capacity utilization factor of the plant was found to be 15.62 % and 14.72 % respectively. The annual performance ratio and annual degradation rate were found to be 76% and 1.28%/year respectively. The annual performance ratio obtained from SAM and PVsyst was found to be 78% and 82% respectively. It was noticed that the measured performance ratio was highly relative with the one obtained from SAM software.
Keywords: Photovoltaic System, Performance, Degradation, Simulation Software.

Scope of the Article:
Performance Evaluation of Networks