An improved solar PV system for Malaysian rural electrification - Part I: Design and testing of solar PV with tracker and reflectors

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Abstract

This paper is the first of a set describing the investigation on an improved solar photovoltaic (PV) system for specific application in Malaysian rural electrification. The application will be applied as part of the renewable energy solutions for the underserved communities with particular emphasis given to local and native villages in Sabah and Sarawak. The paper presents recommended design and testing of a stand-alone PV system carried out to confirm its effectiveness as compared to the conventional solar PV system. In order to achieve a reliable long-term performance of the PV system, reflectors and solar tracker are adopted into the system and its performance characteristics are carefully investigated via experiment. The efficiency and performance of the new solar PV system were calculated and compared with the conventional one. It has been demonstrated that the solar PV system with solar tracker and reflectors showed good performance improvement as compared to the conventional module.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding, 2010 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010
Pages452-457
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2010
Event2010 8th IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering: Innovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201014 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameProceeding, 2010 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering: Innovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010

Other

Other2010 8th IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering: Innovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period13/12/1014/12/10

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Education

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Malek, N. A., Hasini, H., Rahman, A. A., & Jaafar, M. N. M. (2010). An improved solar PV system for Malaysian rural electrification - Part I: Design and testing of solar PV with tracker and reflectors. In Proceeding, 2010 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering: Innovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010 (pp. 452-457). [5704052] (Proceeding, 2010 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development - Engineering: Innovation and Beyond, SCOReD 2010). https://doi.org/10.1109/SCORED.2010.5704052