Economics and performance of PV hybrid power systems: Three case studies

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The Photovoltaic Systems Assistance Center (PVSAC) of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has been supporting the development and implementation of off-grid PV hybrid power systems for many years. Technical support has included: refining hardware; understanding system design techniques; obtaining operation and maintenance data; studying use of energy produced. As part of the program, the PVSAC has provided technical expertise on hybrid systems to many federal agencies including the National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Defense. The goal of these partnerships has been to ensure that reliable and safe PV hybrid systems are ... continued below

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Rosenthal, A.L.; Durand, S.J.; Thomas, M.G. & Post, H.N. July 1, 1998.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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The Photovoltaic Systems Assistance Center (PVSAC) of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has been supporting the development and implementation of off-grid PV hybrid power systems for many years. Technical support has included: refining hardware; understanding system design techniques; obtaining operation and maintenance data; studying use of energy produced. As part of the program, the PVSAC has provided technical expertise on hybrid systems to many federal agencies including the National Park Service, the Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Department of Defense. The goal of these partnerships has been to ensure that reliable and safe PV hybrid systems are specified and procured. At present, a critical review of performance and costs of several representative PV hybrid systems is underway. This paper presents a summary of the performance and economical analyses conducted on three PV hybrid systems.

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  • Solar 98: renewable energy for the Americas conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 14-17 Jun 1998

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  • Report No.: SAND--98-1743C
  • Report No.: CONF-980641--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 656860
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Rosenthal, A.L.; Durand, S.J.; Thomas, M.G. & Post, H.N. Economics and performance of PV hybrid power systems: Three case studies, article, July 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706709/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.