LVDC: An Efficient Energy Solution for On-Grid Photovoltaic Applications


In this paper some photovoltaic, PV, conversion chains architectures for on-grid applications have been proposed and the advantage of the direct use of a Low Voltage Direct Current (LVDC) bus for the DC loads has been shown. The evaluation of the efficiency of the proposed chains compared to the classical one was performed. It is shown that LVDC use instead of standard AC plugs, in numerous applications, is promising in future. The registered annual saved energy can exceed 25% of the PV generated energy. This important rate, the need of better services at lower economic cost and environmental burden will incite to make reflection about industry and supplies’ future standards.

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Ammous, A. and Morel, H. (2014) LVDC: An Efficient Energy Solution for On-Grid Photovoltaic Applications. Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, 5, 63-76. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2014.54007.

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