International Journal of Clean Coal and Energy

Volume 9, Issue 1 (February 2020)

ISSN Print: 2168-152X   ISSN Online: 2168-1538

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Evaluation of the Performances of the First Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System in Sénégal

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DOI: 10.4236/ijcce.2020.91001    351 Downloads   834 Views  

ABSTRACT

This document presents the evaluation and the monitoring of the performances of the first grid-connected photovoltaic system installed in the Center of Studies and Researches on the Renewable Energies (CERER) inaugurated on December 4th, 2012 by the governmental authorities of Senegal and Tenerife. This mini power plant of 3.15 kWc is a perfect example of the political will of the government which is to reduce the production cost of the electricity, with the diversification of the sources of production, and the greater use of the other sources such as the natural gas, the coal, the renewable energies. The evaluation of the performances of the installation is realized by using the indicators of efficiency and performance as the photovoltaic surface yield, the ratio of photovoltaic performance, the photovoltaic specific yield, and the losses of captures. The obtained results show that a big part of the energy shone during the period of observation was not able to be used further to circumstances such as the losses of conductivity, the heat losses or for example the defects on components. The analysis also shows that a large part of the produced energy is not injected because of the dilapidation of the network, the defects of landing but especially one disjunction sees frequently at the level of the point of injection.

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Tavares, P. , Ndiath, H. , Kâne, M. , Mbow, B. , Niang, A. and Youm, I. (2020) Evaluation of the Performances of the First Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System in Sénégal. International Journal of Clean Coal and Energy, 9, 1-14. doi: 10.4236/ijcce.2020.91001.

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