GRID CONNECTED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM SIMULATION USING PVSYST IN SUNGAI LANG SELANGOR, MALAYSIA

Azrul Mahfurdz1*, Mohd Azim Kamalolzaman1 & Maszairisam Ameruddin1

¹Electrical Engineering Department, Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah, Sungai Lang, 45100 Sungai Air Tawar



ABSTRACT

This paper presents a feasibility analysis of a 252kWp grid-connected photovoltaic system. The use of energy through solar PV must use an optimal design to ensure that the energy output produced is also optimal. In this paper, 2 factors have been studied which are expected to influence the performance of the system, namely tilt angle and PV azimuth. The grid-connected solar system has been proposed to be developed on an artificial lake with an area of 10404 m². The solar panels proposed for the installation of the system are of the Polycrystalline type. The solar system was simulated using PVSYST software considering system factors, orientation, and shadow factors. Maximum irradiance and loss values were observed. Findings show that there is a difference in the solar irradiance rate on the plain collector at each angle of tilt and azimuth. The best tilt angle is 5 degrees at azimuth angle 0 degrees at a value of 1780 kWh/m². This finding is important to provide useful information and the first step towards energy-saving efforts on campus  


Keywords:

Solar energy, Grid-connected system Photovoltaics module (PV)