Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch
Journal of Industrial Engineering, International
1735-5702
13
4
2017
12
01
Comparison between four dissimilar solar panel configurations
676722
EN
K.
Suleiman
Department of Mathematics, Federal University, Dutse, Nigeria
U. A.
Ali
Department of Mathematics, Federal University, Dutse, Nigeria
Department of Mathematics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Ibrahim
Yusuf
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria
A. D.
Koko
Department of Mathematics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
S. I
. Bala
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria
Journal Article
2020
10
05
Several studies on photovoltaic systems focused on how it operates and energy required in operating it. Little attention is paid on its configurations, modeling of mean time to system failure, availability, cost benefit and comparisons of parallel and series–parallel designs. In this research work, four system configurations were studied. Configuration I consists of two sub-components arranged in parallel with 24 V each, configuration II consists of four sub-components arranged logically in parallel with 12 V each, configuration III consists of four sub-components arranged in series–parallel with 8 V each, and configuration IV has six sub-components with 6 V each arranged in series–parallel. Comparative analysis was made using Chapman Kolmogorov’s method. The derivation for explicit expression of mean time to system failure, steady state availability and cost benefit analysis were performed, based on the comparison. Ranking method was used to determine the optimal configuration of the systems. The results of analytical and numerical solutions of system availability and mean time to system failure were determined and it was found that configuration I is the optimal configuration.
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