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Lead acid batteries in solar refrigeration systems

Kattakayam, Thomachan A and Srinivasan, K (2004) Lead acid batteries in solar refrigeration systems. In: Renewable Energy, 29 (8). pp. 1243-1250.

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Batteries play a vital role in solar photovoltaic refrigeration systems. Despite breakthroughs in operational characteristics of various components of such systems, leadacidbatteries continue to be the only viable electrical energy storage devices as of date. The purpose of this paper is to report the results of characterization of a leadacidbattery system as a component of a small capacity uninterruptedrefrigeration system. The charging characteristics on solar energy, mains anda generator set poweredby an internal combustion engine are presented. It is shown that through a judicious choice of capacity and load matching, the maximum power point tracker can be eliminated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Lead acid batteries;Photovoltaics;Refrigeration;Charging characteristics;Mains;Generator sets
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Anka Setty
Date Deposited: 25 May 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:27
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/6817

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