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PV System Sizing and Design Worksheet

Application

Location Latitude

Loads
Inverter Efficiency 0.85

Battery Bus Voltage 24

Inverter AC Voltage 110

Rated Derate Adj Hours per Energy


Appliance Wattage Factor Wattage Day per Day
5 ea 30 w lights 150 0.85 176 2 353
Refrigerator 500 0.85 588 5 2941
3 ceiling fans @ 45w 135 0.85 159 8 1271
Washer 1500 0.85 1765 0.86 1518
TV 200 0.85 235 4 941
Toaster 1500 0.85 1765 0.25 441
0.85 0 0
0.85 0 0
0.85 0 0
0.85 0 0

Total Energy Demand per Day 7465

Total Amp hour Demand per Day 311

Maximum AC Power Requirement 3985

Maximum DC Power Requirement 4688

BATTERY SIZING Design Temperature

Days of storage desired/required 7 days

Allowable depth of discharge 0.8 (decimal) Required battery capacity 2722

Amp-hr capacity of selected battery 478 a-h Battery Voltage 12

Batteries in parallel 6 Batteries in series 2

Total battery amp-hr capacity Batteries/parallel 6 2868


Battery a-h 478
Total battery Kwh capacity 68.83 Ave Daily Depth Discharge 0.08
% Battery Load 0.75

PV ARRAY SIZING Design Tilt Design Month

Total Energy Demand / Day 7465

Battery efficiency 0.85

Req'd Array Output / Day 8782

Selected PV module max power voltage @ STC x .85 17.4 x 0.85 14.79

Selected PV module power output @ STC 53 watts X 0.9 47.7

Peak sun hours @ design tilt & month 3.77

Energy output / module 180

Module energy output at operating temp DF = 0.9 x 179.83 = 162


DF = .8 hot
DF = .9 moderate

Modules to meet energy requirements 54 modules


Modules Strings
Modules per string 2 Strings in parallel 55 2 28

Nominal rated PV module output 53 watts

Nominal rated array output 2915 watts


PV System Sizing and Design Worksheet

Application Stand alone exercise

Location Latitude 35

Loads
Inverter Efficiency 0.9

Battery Bus Voltage 48

Inverter AC Voltage 110

Rated Derate Adj Hours per Energy


Appliance Wattage Factor Wattage Day per Day
CFL 225 0.9 250 4 1000
Fridge 127 0.9 141 9 1270
washer 1450 0.9 1611 0.25 403
dryer 300 0.9 333 0.5 167
TV 130 0.9 144 4 578
VCR 40 0.9 44 1 44
PC 40 0.9 44 5.5 244
Microwave 1400 0.9 1556 0.08 129
0.9 0 0
0.9 0 0

Total Energy Demand per Day 3835

Total Amp hour Demand per Day 80

Maximum AC Power Requirement 3712

Maximum DC Power Requirement 4124

BATTERY SIZING Design Temperature 72

Days of storage desired/required 4 days

Allowable depth of discharge 0.5 (decimal) Required battery capacity 639

Amp-hr capacity of selected battery 350 a-h Battery Voltage 6

Batteries in parallel 2 Batteries in series 8

Total battery amp-hr capacity Batteries/parallel 15 5250


Battery a-h 350
Total battery Kwh capacity 252 Ave Daily Depth Discharge 0.01
% Battery Load 0.75

PV ARRAY SIZING Design Tilt 35 Design Month Jan

Total Energy Demand / Day 3835

Battery efficiency 0.85

Req'd Array Output / Day 4512

Selected PV module max power voltage @ STC x .85 17.4 x 0.85 14.79

Selected PV module power output @ STC 85 watts X 0.9 76.5

Peak sun hours @ design tilt & month 4

Energy output / module 306

Module energy output at operating temp DF = 0.9 x 306 = 275


DF = .8 hot
DF = .9 moderate

Modules to meet energy requirements 16 modules


Modules Strings
Modules per string 3 Strings in parallel 17 1 17

Nominal rated PV module output 85 watts

Nominal rated array output 1445 watts