Installation of Solar Panels on Metal Container – Energy Storage

TIFFERS The Bus Shelter Ipswich & Voltacon Solar. Off Grid System
September 7, 2017

Installation of Solar Panels on Metal Container – Energy Storage

Solar Panels, PV Array, 3kW mounted on metalic container

Installation of Solar Panels on Metal Container – Hybrid Inverter with Energy Storage

When some customers run out of available space, they have to think and invent solution to expand their solar photovoltaic plants. In the present project, a customised steel structure was made by TFS  Coventry  (Steel stockholder and supplier). We respected all the engineering practised and installed 3kWp (12x 250 Watt  Eging solar panels) on a single surface. The creep-age and clearance between the panels was critical to reduce the air force on such a large surface.

For cycling applications and every day operation the AGM batteries with valve-regulated technology is the right technology, in cloudy days and during night hours the energy consumption is approximately 15kWh. A 22kWh battery bank from Hoppecke was installed to the 48V DC terminals of the charger.

The main operation of a hybrid photovoltaic system with energy storage is clearly drawn in the picture below. Our energy storage will have significant contribution first hours in the morning and at night. When the dawn to dusk sensors are activated, the stored energy will power all the outdoor LED Lights

Picture 1: Solar PV Arrany 3kW made of 12 panels 250Watt each.

 

 

Steel Mounting Structure for Solar Photovoltaic Panels. 1650x990mm PV Module

Picture 2: Steel Mounting Structure for Solar Photovoltaic Panels. Outdoor PV cables with double insulation are used throughout the installation.

 

 

 

SOLAR Modules with high efficiency cells 17%

Picture 3: High Efficiency Solar Cells, Linear Performance and 25 year warranty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture 4: Outstanding performance in cloudy and sunny days. Up to 20kWh energy production per day with clear sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.5kWp Photovoltaic Inverter with MPPT Charger.

It used to be a difficult task to install an solar inverters and battery chargers, the automation part and communication between various components was an issue. Wiring between electronics was also quite complicated. The new generation of Photovoltaic Inverters (Voltasol Hybrid) have a smart interface, fully automated operation, built in battery charger and simply connectivity to the power sources (Solar Panels, batteries, AC-Loads and national grid.

Stefanos Kandilidis
Stefanos Kandilidis
Electrical & Electronic Engineer at Voltacon Power Conversion. He used to work at the renewables R&D department General Electric for 8 years.

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