Experimental Analysis of a Photovoltaic Power Plant in a Desert Environment– Adrar area –

  • Bouchra Benabdelkrim Department of Material Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Laboratory of Energy, Environment and Systems of Information (LEESI), University of Ahmed Draia, Adrar, Algeria.
  • Ali Benatillah Department of Material Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Laboratory of Energy, Environment and Systems of Information (LEESI), University of Ahmed Draia, Adrar, Algeria.
  • Touhami Ghaitaoui Departement of Sciences and Technology, Laboratory (LDDI), Ahmed Draia University,Adrar, Algéria
  • Kelthoum Hammaoui Departement of Sciences and Technology, Laboratory (LDDI), Ahmed Draia University,Adrar, Algéria
Keywords: PV plant, Performance analysis, Climatic condition, Performance ratio, Efficiency

Abstract

Algeria has one of the highest solar deposits in the world, the average duration of sunshine in the Algerian Sahara is 3500 hours, and this potential can be an important factor for sustainable development in this region, if it is exploited economical way. In this context, it should be noted that the city of Adrar is located in the region of the "solar belt", which enjoys abundant sunshine of more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year, based on data from Overall hourly irradiation on a horizontal surface, the Adrar region is distinguished by a higher average daily irradiation of up to 5.7 kWh/m2/day. In the present work, an operational performance analysis of a polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic system for one year is performed. The installed capacity of this system is 20 MW, and it is exposed in an arid climate in Adrar of southern Algeria.

Published
2021-06-15
How to Cite
BenabdelkrimB., BenatillahA., GhaitaouiT., & HammaouiK. (2021). Experimental Analysis of a Photovoltaic Power Plant in a Desert Environment– Adrar area –. Algerian Journal of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development, 3(01), 85-96. Retrieved from https://ajresd.univ-adrar.edu.dz/index.php?journal=AJRESD&page=article&op=view&path[]=116
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