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Photovoltaic pilot plant of Vulcano (Italy)

Technical Report:

Abstract

The rated peak power of the Vulcano plant is about 80 kW. The main feature of the plant lies in its dual operating mode: either stand-alone or grid-connected. The plant, commissioned half-way through 1984, has always worked uninterruptedly and satisfactorily and, for this reason, it is expected to keep on operating in the coming years. Beginning from 1987, it has been considered worth carrying out research on a number of specific points not so far dealt with in sufficient detail in literature, as follows: experimental research on the deterioration, over a period of time, of the characteristics of the modules of the plant; theoretical and experimental research on the plant`s electrochemical storage system. The research on the second of the above subjects has a number of aims: to improve methods of checking the state of charge of batteries in newly-designed photovoltaic plants; to improve the ways in which the Vulcano battery storage system is operated; and to monitor and make a careful diagnosis of the condition of the plant`s battery.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1988
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
ETDE-IT-93-18
Reference Number:
SCA: 140600; 250901; 250902; PA: ITA-93:000034; SN: 93000925408
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1988
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; DESIGN; OPERATION; ITALY; RELIABILITY; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; REMOTE AREAS; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; BATTERY CHARGE STATE; MONITORING; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; 140600; 250901; 250902; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS; DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT; PERFORMANCE AND TESTING
OSTI ID:
10117642
Research Organizations:
Ente Nazionale per l`Energia Elettrica, Milan (Italy). Centro di Ricerca Elettrica
Country of Origin:
Italy
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE93758894; TRN: 93:000034
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only)
Submitting Site:
ITA
Size:
3 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Menga, P, and Previ, A. Photovoltaic pilot plant of Vulcano (Italy). Italy: N. p., 1988. Web.
Menga, P, & Previ, A. Photovoltaic pilot plant of Vulcano (Italy). Italy.
Menga, P, and Previ, A. 1988. "Photovoltaic pilot plant of Vulcano (Italy)." Italy.
@misc{etde_10117642,
title = {Photovoltaic pilot plant of Vulcano (Italy)}
author = {Menga, P, and Previ, A}
abstractNote = {The rated peak power of the Vulcano plant is about 80 kW. The main feature of the plant lies in its dual operating mode: either stand-alone or grid-connected. The plant, commissioned half-way through 1984, has always worked uninterruptedly and satisfactorily and, for this reason, it is expected to keep on operating in the coming years. Beginning from 1987, it has been considered worth carrying out research on a number of specific points not so far dealt with in sufficient detail in literature, as follows: experimental research on the deterioration, over a period of time, of the characteristics of the modules of the plant; theoretical and experimental research on the plant`s electrochemical storage system. The research on the second of the above subjects has a number of aims: to improve methods of checking the state of charge of batteries in newly-designed photovoltaic plants; to improve the ways in which the Vulcano battery storage system is operated; and to monitor and make a careful diagnosis of the condition of the plant`s battery.}
place = {Italy}
year = {1988}
month = {Dec}
}