Design of a Grid Connected PV System and Effect of Various Parameters on Energy Generation

Namita P. Deodhe *, Deepak Bankar**
* M.Tech Scholar, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering (Deemed to be University), Pune, Maharashtra, India.
** Professor and Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering , (Deemed to be University),Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Periodicity:February - April'2018


Power is one of the key infrastructures for growth of industry and economy. Over the past two years, India's economy expanded at an average annual rate of 7.3% to 7.6%, placing it among the top five fastest growing nations in the world. To promote the grid connected solar power plant among the residential areas is focused now a days. Photovoltaic system simulation software is very significant to estimate the output from photovoltaic system. This paper introduces PVSyst software for sizing of grid connected photovoltaic system at Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

This paper introduces the detailed system design (PV array and Inverter), and system output and system losses are studied using PVSyst software. Also, loss diagram of PV array and Inverter is obtained. By changing tilt angle, optimum output is achieved for the system. Plant of AC capacity of 100kW is simulated in the software and it was found that the optimal energy generation will be at 18° tilt angle, which can provide electricity to university throughout the year. Pitch is varied to get optimum output. Also simulations for various PV cell technologies are carried out.


PVSyst, PV Array and Inverter Sizing, Tilt Angle, Pitch, Cadmium Telluride.

How to Cite this Article?

Deodhe, P. N., and Bankar, D. (2018). Design of a Grid Connected PV System and Effect of Various Parameters on Energy Generation. i-manager’s Journal on Power Systems Engineering, 6(1), 41-48.


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