Ecosense installs Solar PV Training and Research System at SKIT Jaipur

Ecosense installs Solar PV Training and Research System at Department of Electrical Engineering, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Management and Gramothan Jaipur.

SKIT Jaipur has been ranked no.1 in Engineering Program in Rajasthan consecutively for the 5th year (2017-18 to 2021-22) by RTU, Kota. The institute has been established with a mission to promote higher learning in advanced technology and industrial research to make our country a global player.

Solar PV Training and Research System

Ecosense’s Solar PV Training and research system enables user to learn about Solar PV standalone technology. Using this system, a user gains knowledge in three fields of Solar PV Standalone system:

1) Physics of Solar PV Panels — I-V and P-V characteristics, series and parallel connection of solar panels effect of irradiation, effect of temperature, effect of shadow, effect of tilting of panels, effect of geographical location etc.

2) Components and Assembly of standalone system — use of blocking diode, use of bypass diode, use of solar charge controller, use of solar inverter, difference between MPPT and PWM charge controllers, AC load, DC load, battery charging/ discharging characteristics, assembly of several components and power flow calculations in each branch.

3) Research in PV systems — Ecosense separately provides a research unit along with standalone experimental system. User can initiate research in the area of maximum power point tracking using this unit. It has provision of providing automatic as well as manual gate signals to charge controller. User can use his/ her own MPPT algorithm with any of the controller to provide manual gate signals.

Technical Advantages of Solar PV Training and Research System

• An active measurement panel to measure different voltages, currents and temperature
• User can vary Irradiation to simulate sunlight conditions during the day which further affects the temperature of Solar Panel to study I-V and P-V characteristics under varying irradiation and temperature.
• Series and Parallel Combination of Solar Panels possible.
• Arrangement to tilt solar panels to study the effect of Tilt angle on PV module Power.
• Shading blades are provided to study the effect of shading on Solar PV.
• No connections are made internally to encourage user to learn connecting different components together in order to install a standalone Solar PV standalone power plant.
• Workout power flow calculations of Standalone PV power plant using charge controller, inverter, AC /Dc load and Battery.
• Option to provide external gate signals to charge controller via Function generator to study effect of change in Duty Cycle of charge controller on PV Power.
• User can externally feed MPPT signal to study effect of MPPT algorithm on PV Power.
• User can use his/her own MPPT algorithm to study the effect of MPPT algorithm on PV Power
• User can plot Real time PV, IV, V vs time, P vs Time, I vs Time curves using proprietary PC Software.
• Perturb and Observe MPPT Algorithm
• IP 65 protected PV Panels
• Equipped with Handheld Solar Insolation measuring instrument
• Equipped with an angle measurement instrument
• Data can be saved in csv format
• Graphs can be saved in image format

Solar PV Training and Research System at SKIT Jaipur
Solar PV Training and Research System at SKIT Jaipur

Demonstration of Equipment Conducted

Ecosense also conducted a demonstration of equipment for training Professors and Scholars. This training program was focused on educating and training the professors, scholars and technicians who will further train thousands of students and professionals to start their career or business in this very field.

Program outcomes

The faculty members and students really enjoyed our 1-day training programme and loved to work on our lab equipment. Professors will conduct experiments on the system to understand it more deeply and incorporate this lab as part of their regular curriculum.

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