This paper presents a complete methodology for the design of an autonomous photovoltaic system to maximize the use of solar energy. It is a method that prioritizes the best cost-effective choice at every step of the project. In order to ensure the proper use and extended battery life time, a control strategy for charging the batteries is proposed. Experimental results are provided for a stand-alone photovoltaic system with low electrical power, intended primarily for the illumination and basic appliances of lowincome households.
López Seguel, J., Seleme Junior, S. I., Donoso-Garcia, P. F., Ferreira Morais, L. M., Cabaleiro Cortizo, P., & Severo Mendes, M. A. (2013). Methodology for the design of a stand-alone photovoltaic power supply. Ingeniare. Revista Chilena de Ingeniería, 21(3), 380–393. https://doi.org/10.4067/s0718-33052013000300008