International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2529

Full Length Research Paper

Performance analysis of the 23 MWp grid connected photovoltaic plant in Diass Senegal

Fatima LACH-HEB
  • Fatima LACH-HEB
  • Laboratoire Eau-Énergie-Environnement-Procédés Industriels (L3EPI), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique – UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar-Fann, Senegal.
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Mamadou Lamine NDIAYE
  • Mamadou Lamine NDIAYE
  • Laboratoire Eau-Énergie-Environnement-Procédés Industriels (L3EPI), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique – UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar-Fann, Senegal.
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Anna Kerstin USBECK
  • Anna Kerstin USBECK
  • Departement Maschinenbau und Production, Tor 21 20099 Hamburg Raum 210, Germany.
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Mohamed Cherif AIDARA
  • Mohamed Cherif AIDARA
  • Laboratoire Eau-Énergie-Environnement-Procédés Industriels (L3EPI), Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique – UCAD, BP 5085 Dakar-Fann, Senegal.
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  •  Received: 20 May 2021
  •  Accepted: 14 September 2021
  •  Published: 31 October 2021

Abstract

This paper presents the performance analysis of a 23 MWp photovoltaic solar power plant installed in Diass, Senegal. The solar photovoltaic power plant is composed of 85608 polycrystalline PV modules and 8 transformer stations (TS). Each TS consists of 4 inverters, several DC BOX and 2 transformers. The environmental and performance data of the plant used in this work were recorded throughout the year 2020. The performance parameters evaluated in this work are array yield, reference yield, final yield, array capture losses, system losses, performance ratio and capacity factor. The results of this study have been compared to other work carried out around the world. The results show that the performance depends on the climatic conditions of the on-site installation and the technologies used.

Key words:  Performance analysis, power plant, performance data, environment data, PV plant, grid connected.