Cost-effective Integration System of Solar Cell Powered Remote Small-Size Wireless Communication

Ahmed A.A. Al-Karakchi, Farhat E. Nashad, Ghanim Putrus, Steve Foti, David Smith, Michael Elsdon

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Abstract

in this paper, a cost-effective design technique of a combined photovoltaic solar system, with electrical energy storage (ESS) for remote areas wireless long-term communication integration system is presented and discussed. Solar systems are the only possible solutions for supplying the required power to the communication infrastructure, i.e. antennas, in remote areas with no access to the electricity grid. However, due to the intermittency of solar power production support from ESS is required. As such, in periods of solar generation excess, the ESS is charged with the extra energy, whereas, in periods of solar generation scarcity the ESS is discharged to provide the load. The sizing of the overall solar-ESS system should be carefully carried out, by considering important aspects, such as installation and maintenance costs, operational requirements and related constraints, i.e. desired level of reliability and efficiency. The proposed cost-effective integration strategy is designed for Microwave antennas, such as Ku-band and Ku-band satellite communications (SATCOM), and this will consider the optimal sizing of the ESS in combination with the solar system in order to minimize investment and operational costs, while ensuring a continuous and efficient operation of the antenna.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference on Electrical, Communication, Computer, Power and Control Engineering, ICECCPCE 2019
Subtitle of host publication13-14 February, 2019, Mosul, Iraq
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages19-22
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728107813
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019
Event2nd International Conference on Electrical, Communication, Computer, Power and Control Engineering, ICECCPCE 2019 - Mosul, Iraq
Duration: 13 Feb 201914 Feb 2019

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Electrical, Communication, Computer, Power and Control Engineering, ICECCPCE 2019
Country/TerritoryIraq
CityMosul
Period13/02/1914/02/19

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