Grid-Connected 5 kW Mono-crystalline Solar PV System

  • L. Ashok KumarEmail author
  • Sheeba Babu
  • V. Indragandhi
Conference paper


Solar power industry in the country is growing rapidly. As of last month (September 2017), the country’s aggregate solar capacity is 16.20 GW. The country increased its solar power production capability to about fourfold from 2650 MW in the month of May 2014 to 12,289 MW in the month of March 2017. The paper aims to offer tools along with strategy so as to ascertain that solar PV power systems are correctly specified and installed, giving an efficient arrangement which works to its rated capacity. The paper addresses solar PV systems set up on rooftop that are interconnected to grid. Statistical data studies reveal that about 10–20% of recently set-up solar PV systems have major drawbacks in installation which has led to performance deterioration, significantly reducing output. Proper sizing and orientation of the solar PV panel to obtain maximum electrical power and energy output are important. Poor public opinions resulting from improperly installed solar PV system will adversely affect the whole solar industry. In this paper, a 5 kW mono-crystalline solar PV system design analysis is carried out. Hardware results of 5 kW mono-crystalline solar PV installation are also presented.


Solar PV system Grid-interactive inverter Balance of system MPPT technique Power conditioning unit Net metering 



Balance of Systems


Technical Standards for Connectivity Distribution Generation Resources


DC Distribution Box


Distribution Panel Board


Junction Box


Metal Oxide Varistors


Power conditioning unit


Surge Protection Devices


Standard Test Conditions


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringPSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.PSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  3. 3.Vellore Institute of TechnologyVelloreIndia

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