Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New M.Tech. Thesis Submitted from power

by Simranpreet Singh 

The advancement of moderate, unlimited and clean sun based energy is having long term benefits. It is expanding the energy security of nations, decreases pollution and helps to reduce the global warming. Solar energy is being increasingly used in India for production of electricity. India more so north India has abundant sunshine all year round. This power can be used to meet the ever increasing demand of electricity. This thesis describes the design and analysis of photovoltaic plant aiming to cover the parking area of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, Punjab with PV panels, which will provide electrical energy for the institution and also sun shade for the cars thereby saving on energy costs and contributing to green energy.An area of 150x68 (approx. 10200) square feet is selected to design the solar PV shed in parking. Placement of solar PV modules is designed in the AutoCAD software and these panels are mounted on the poles. These poles are organized in rows and columns. Each row contains 6 poles and total 11 rows are designed. Elodra Ultima Silver series panels are used having the dimensions of 5.5x3.25 feet which are manufactured by Vikram Solar Company. Capacity of each panel is 250 Wp and total 400 panels are used in this design which makes the total capacity of 100kWp. Three inverters, one of 60kVA and two of 20kVA each are used to convert the DC power to AC power. System works in ongrid mode and surplus energy is supplied to utility using Net-metering. Total capital cost and payback period is calculated