Battery management for grid-connected PV systems with a battery

Sangyoung Park, Yanzhi Wang, Younghyun Kim, Naehyuck Chang, Massoud Pedram

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Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems are one of the most promising renewable power sources to reduce carbon footprint. Grid-connected PV power systems do not generally have a battery to store the excess charge. However, due to severe imbalance between the peak PV power generation and peak load demand, battery-less Grid-connected PV systems are much less effective for the purpose of power generation and demand mismatch mitigation. Grid-connected PV systems equipped with a battery indeed require elaborate management. This is the first paper that introduces a systematic battery management optimization that accommodates arbitrary electricity billing policies. We formulate an optimization framework to determine the battery charging current from the Grid and PV array taking into account the limited battery capacity, power converter efficiency, battery's internal resistance and rate capacity effect, and maximum power tracking of the PV array. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm effectively reduces the electricity bill by as much as 28% when compared with previous state-of-the-art battery management policies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISLPED'12 - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design
Pages115-120
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 4 2012
Event2012 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED'12 - Redondo Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 30 2012Aug 1 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design
ISSN (Print)1533-4678

Other

Other2012 ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED'12
CountryUnited States
CityRedondo Beach, CA
Period7/30/128/1/12

Keywords

  • battery management
  • electricity bill
  • grid-connected systems
  • photovoltaic power

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Park, S., Wang, Y., Kim, Y., Chang, N., & Pedram, M. (2012). Battery management for grid-connected PV systems with a battery. In ISLPED'12 - Proceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (pp. 115-120). (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design). https://doi.org/10.1145/2333660.2333689