IEEE P1562 - IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Sizing of Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
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This recommended practice provides information to assist 1 in sizing the array and battery of a stand-alone photovoltaic system. Systems considered in this recommended practice consist of PV as the only power source and a battery for energy storage. These systems also commonly employ controls to protect the battery from being over- or undercharged, and may employ a power conversion subsystem (inverter or converter). This recommended practice is applicable to all stand-alone PV systems where PV is the only charging source. This recommended practice does not include PV hybrid systems nor grid connected systems. This recommended practice covers lead-acid batteries only; nickel-cadmium and other battery types are not included. This recommended practice does not include the sizing of the system controller, inverter, wiring, or other system components.
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