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Journal of Energy in Southern Africa

versión On-line ISSN 2413-3051
versión impresa ISSN 1021-447X


BOKANGA, Gilbert M; RAJI, Atanda  y  KAHN, Mohammed TE. Design of a low voltage DC microgrid system for rural electrification in South Africa. J. energy South. Afr. [online]. 2014, vol.25, n.2, pp.9-14. ISSN 2413-3051.

This project entails the design of a low voltage DC microgrid system for rural electrification in South Africa. Solar energy is freely available, environmental friendly and it is considered as a promising power generating source due to its availability and topological advantages for local power generation. Off-grid solar systems are perceived to be a viable means of power delivery to households in rural outlying areas in South Africa as solar panels can be used almost anywhere in the country. The design presented in this paper is based on the power demand estimation, photovoltaic panel selection, battery sizing and wire selection for the distribution system.

Palabras clave : battery storage; DC loads; photovoltaic panel and simulation.

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