Commercial Aspects of Solar Power in Agricultural Sector – Indian Context

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Author(s) K. Swarna Sri | SVL Narasimham
Pages 384-391
Volume 2
Issue 2
Date March, 2012
Keywords Distributed power generation,, Photovoltaic power generation, Grid interconnection, Utility distribution system, PV inverters

The present study encompasses the requirement and feasibility of Solar Photo Voltaic Plants (SPVP) in rural India which is suffering from severe power shortage. A practical rural agricultural feeder connected at the far end of the utility system has been chosen for study. Aim of the work is to evaluate technical feasibility of SPVP in terms of voltage profile, line flows and losses before and after placement of the units. Economic analysis is carried out by evaluating the total cost of installation and income generated. The study demonstrated a considerable reduction in current from utility system and the scheme is found economically viable.

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