Revitalization and analysis of operation of the autonomous photovoltaic system of the Uacari Floating Lodging House, Amazon-Brazil
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 765–778, June 2013
How to Cite
Macêdo, W., Galhardo, M., Almeida, M., Pinto, A. C., Pinho, J., Modesto, J., Penha, J. and Brito, O. (2013), Revitalization and analysis of operation of the autonomous photovoltaic system of the Uacari Floating Lodging House, Amazon-Brazil. Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl., 21: 765–778. doi: 10.1002/pip.1217
- Issue published online: 23 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 SEP 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 2 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Received: 11 APR 2011
- stand alone photovoltaic system;
- sustainability program;
- PV rural electrification
This paper presents the main problems found in photovoltaic systems in the Amazon Region and the actions to be performed for restructuring and correcting the operation of such systems. These problems and solutions are exemplified on the basis of the diagnosis and revitalization of the 2.5-kWp photovoltaic installation that belongs to the central module of the Uacari Floating Lodging House. The paper was accomplished as part of the agreement between the Group of Studies and Development of Energy Alternatives (GEDAE) and the Mamirauá Institute of Sustainable Development to assess several photovoltaic facilities in the area covered by the institute. Concluding the paper, some operational results of the revitalized system are presented. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.