Optimum battery depth of discharge for off-grid solar PV/battery system

Mohamad Izdin Hlal, Vigna K. Ramachandaramurthy, Ameen Sarhan, Aref Pouryekta, Umashankar Subramaniam

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In this paper, we propose a multi-objective optimization model that considers the loss of load probability (LLP) and the cost of energy (COE) together with the battery life loss cost and the costs of operation, replacement, and maintenance. These factors form the projected operating framework of the off-grid system for which we utilize the non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm (NSGA-II) method. The proposed model includes the depth of discharge (DOD) of the battery, which is determined based on the battery life loss cost. In addition, in the optimal model, the amount of energy flow from the battery bank during the charging and discharging cycles must satisfy the load demand at the lowest cost and with the highest reliability. The results show that the optimal DOD value for a battery in the solar PV system being investigated is 70%, with LLP = 0% and COE = 0.20594 USD/kWh.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100999
JournalJournal of Energy Storage
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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