Probabilistic Analysis of Rechargeable Batteries in a Photovoltaic Power Supply SystemperBarney, P.perIngersoll, D.perJungst, R.perO'Gorman, C.perPaez, T.L.perUrbina, A.orgUnited States. Department of Energy.Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CAAlbuquerque, New MexicoSandia National Laboratories1998-11-24engWe developed a model for the probabilistic behavior of a rechargeable battery acting as the energy storage component in a photovoltaic power supply system. Stochastic and deterministic models are created to simulate the behavior of the system component;. The components are the solar resource, the photovoltaic power supply system, the rechargeable battery, and a load. Artificial neural networks are incorporated into the model of the rechargeable battery to simulate damage that occurs during deep discharge cycles. The equations governing system behavior are combined into one set and solved simultaneously in the Monte Carlo framework to evaluate the probabilistic character of measures of battery behavior.25 Energy Storage14 Solar EnergyMathematical ModelsElectric BatteriesMonte Carlo MethodPhotovoltaic Power SuppliesPerformance