Title: Performance Evaluation of 400 kW Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant Installed at SKIT, Jaipur


Volume 9 Issue 1 Year 2019

Authors:

Renu

renuee74@gmail.com
Department of Electrical Engineering, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan, Jaipur-302017 (INDIA),

Arun Kumar Nayak

arunnayak6007@gmail.com
Department of Electrical Engineering, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan, Jaipur-302017 (INDIA),

Digvijay Singh

ijskit@skit.ac.in
Department of Electrical Engineering, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan, Jaipur-302017 (INDIA)

Pages: 25-32


Abstract:

Due to consumption of conventional energy sources for the generation of electrical power leads to degradation of the environment. In Therefore, it is
imperative to shift to renewable energy sources such as, solar energy for the generation of electricity. The generation of electrical power using renewable energy sources required good command on technical knowledge and governmental policies due to their volatility and high initial investment. In this paper,
the energy in and out study has been carried out on grid connected solar photovoltaic plant (SPV) installed at SKIT, Jaipur from January 1, 2018 to
June 30, 2018.The results obtained from this study are compared with previous year data 2017 on the same period. The performance of this 400 kWp plant is analyzed on the basis of parameters, namely average generated energy (kWh) per day, performance ratio (PR), capacity utilization factor (CUF), reference
yield, and final yield. Daily, monthly performance parameters of the plant evaluated on this period which includes: final yield (YF) ranged from 0.998 to
4.103 h/d, reference yield ranged from, Performance ratio (PR) ranged from 34.78% to 46.97%, and Capacity utilization factor (CUF) ranged from 11.35% to 17.09%.Analysis results shows that average monthly energy production capacity is 31503.5 kWh, total production capacity through given period is
189021 kWh. The performance of the plant compared with SPV plants installed all over in India and found satisfactory.

Keywords:
Solar photovoltaic system (SPV), Performance ratio (PR), Capacity utilization factor, Final yield, Renewable energy resources (RES)