A compact stand-alone PV power system was recently designed and built to run an air sampler for environmental monitoring at the Nevada Test Site. This paper presents an overview of the system design and analysis of some of the recorded daily cycles of various power flows during the summer period. The system long-term performance during both high and low solar resource periods is simulated with the computer code PVFORM using historical weather data.
Field Tests of a PV-Powered Air Monitoring System
Contributed by the Solar Energy Division of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF SOLAR ENERGY ENGINEERING. Manuscript received by the ASME Solar Energy Division, November 2000; final revision December 2002. Associate Editor: C. Vargas-Aburto.
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Sanidad , L., Baghzouz, Y., Boehm, R., and Hodge, E. (May 8, 2003). "Field Tests of a PV-Powered Air Monitoring System ." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2003; 125(2): 203–206. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1562951
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