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A case study of solar photovoltaic power system at Sagardeep Island, India


  • Moharil, Ravindra M.
  • Kulkarni, Prakash S.


The application of renewable energy in electric power system is growing fast. Photovoltaic and wind energy sources are being increasingly recognized as cost-effective generation sources for remote rural area isolated power system. This paper presents the performance analysis of solar photovoltaic (SPV) system installed at Sagardeep Island in West Bengal state of India. The technical and commercial parameters are used to carry out the performance analysis. The effect of the SPV installation on social life is also studied. SPV installations not only provide electricity to people but also raised their standard of living.

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  • Moharil, Ravindra M. & Kulkarni, Prakash S., 2009. "A case study of solar photovoltaic power system at Sagardeep Island, India," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 13(3), pages 673-681, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:13:y:2009:i:3:p:673-681

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