The concept of energy security has emerged as a consequence of rising energy demand in developing countries. This has demanded the use of renewable resources' untapped potential. PV systems connected to the grid have emerged as the finest large-scale renewable energy sources. Performance assessments of these grid connected plants could help in designing, operating and maintenance of new grid connected systems. A 676.8 kWp photovoltaic grid connected power plant commissioned at SNR Membership Shopping, San Fernando is one of the few commercial establishments that installed a grid tied solar PV system in Pampanga. The site is receiving a good average solar radiation of 5.50 kWh/m2/day and the five months process average temperature of about 27.16 degrees centigrade. The plant is designed to operate with a fixed angle of 30º. In this study the solar PV plant design aspects along with its annual performance is elaborated. The various types of power losses (temperature, internal network, power electronics, grid connected etc.) and performance ratio are also calculated. The performance results of the plant are also compared with the simulation values obtained from PV Syst software and the PV Gis Site Simulator. The final yield (YF) of plant ranged from 3.23 to 5.15 kWh/m2/day, and annual performance ratio (PR) of 82.5% using the PV Syst simulator. Then, it has 17.85% Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) with the five month period process energy generation of 396.16 MWh.
Addun, Eris Jeremiah T. , Aguilar, John Carlo S. , Aquino, John Michael Z. , Bucad, Jerico C. , Freneil R. Pampo "Performance Assessment of 676.8 kW Grid-Tied Solar Power Generating System at S&R San Fernando, Pampanga" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 6 Issue 1 2022 Page 390-399
Addun, Eris Jeremiah T. , Aguilar, John Carlo S. , Aquino, John Michael Z. , Bucad, Jerico C. , Freneil R. Pampo "Performance Assessment of 676.8 kW Grid-Tied Solar Power Generating System at S&R San Fernando, Pampanga" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 6(1)