Brunel Institute of Power Systems (BIPS)

Small-scale Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Generation Systems

Brunel is proud to have a lab-scale grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) generation system, comprising two different state-of-the-art technology PV arrays, each individually connected to the grid. The associated inverters and weather station are controlled through a dedicated supervisory controller & data logger linked to Brunel’s Local Area Network.

The weather station comprises a Hygrometer, Pyranometer, Anemometer, and a Wind Vane is mounted adjacent to the PV array. This is used to research the dependence of array performance on weather parameters such as solar irradiance and ambient temperature.

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Prof Malcolm Irving, Power Systems and Director of BIPS
Telephone +44 (0)1895 266809

Dr G A Taylor
Telephone +44 (0)1895 266610

Page last updated: Wednesday 12 September 2012