Design and analysis: 25kW standalone PV system

Solar energy is amongst the fastest growing renewable energy source in the 21st century. The research and development of panel efficiency over the course of the last 40 years has proliferated the scale of photovoltaic (PV) systems to reach grid parity. The objective of this project is to address the energy crisis of a hospital that currently uses diesel generators as the sole source of electricity. To ameliorate the current operating condition, a 25 kW PV power plant is to be constructed in Ozu Abam, Nigeria. A comprehensive study on the fundamentals of PV systems is presented. This is followed by a design phase involving the investigation of PV system components that are available in the market. The implications of component selection have been analyzed and compared to present a viable solution.