Grid-connected Photovoltaic Systems

Roberto Zilles , Wilson Negrão Macêdo , Marcos André Barros Galhardo , Sérgio Henrique Ferreira de Oliveira

A comprehensive work, that covers from the specificities of the conversion of light into energy to the final results of the installation of a photovoltaic systems network.

There are six chapters that detail the conversion devices used in the market today and indicate the advantages and disadvantages of each one of them; indicate parameters for performance evaluation; explain the modeling and dimensioning of grid-connected photovoltaic systems in all its specificities; describe the installation and configuration of these systems; demonstrate with examples their functioning; and, finally, consider the expected operating results and those obtained in practice in installed projects of solar energy.

In addition to the content, the final pages bring annexed diagrams indicating the annual percentage of solar irradiation capture of a surface according to its orientation and inclination in the main capitals of Brazil and Latin America. The authors also make available in the page of the book on the internet a programming source code in Matlab to assist the numerical simulations of grid-connected photovoltaic systems.

Original title
Sistemas Fotovoltaicos conectados à Rede Elétrica
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About the authors

Roberto Zilles

Roberto Zilles is an associate professor at the Electrotechnical and Energy Institute at University of São Paulo (IEE-USP).

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Wilson N. Macedo

Wilson N. Macedo is a professor at the Institute of Technology at the Federal University of Pará.

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Marcos A. B. Gallardo

Marcos A. B. Gallardo is a professor at the Institute of Technology at the Federal University of Pará.

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Sérgio H. F. de Oliveira

Sérgio H. F. de Oliveira is an adjunct professor at the Federal University of ABC.

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