Design and Implementation of 5 kWSmart DC MicrogridAuthor : H. G. Chinmaya and T. C. Balachandra
Volume 8 No.1 Special Issue:June 2019 pp 5-9
This paper presents a design for electrification of a remote village with the help of locally generated renewable electricity from solar PV modules. The whole system setup works on DC. Regulated DC bus is efficiently used to power up DC fans, DC lights in the houses of the selected village. Remote Monitoring System is used in order to continuously monitor the power plant and control the power plant. The main reason to go for DC microgrid rather than AC grid is to avoid the problem of losses and power factor. A 5 kW DC microgrid consisting of a 5-kW solar PV array and a 96V, 200Ah battery bank is developed. The system is simulated in MATLAB for a variety of operating conditions and results are presented.
DCMicrogrid, Smart Grid, Village Electrification, Rural Electrification, Remote Monitoring System
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