Design of a PV System with Battery Storage  
Brian Oldfield1, Mingcan Chen1, Aoxia (Kevin) Chen1, Yaswanth Nag Velaga1, Anamika Dubey2, Pankaj (PK) Sen1
1Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States
/2Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States

Interest in photovoltaic (PV) systems, both large and small scale applications (few kW’s to 100’s of MW range), has been growing rapidly for the past decade.  Since the cost of Li-ion based battery energy storage has been steadily declining over time, it is becoming more attractive for numerous real world applications, including residential, commercial, institutional, community, rural electric and bulk power utility.  The analysis is a combination engineering and economic model, designed for young students and engineers to perform a practical design.  This paper provides state-of-the-art information on design, cost of PV panels, power electronics interface and battery storage, detail cost breakdown (capital cost vs. O&M cost) and other applications considerations like advanced control technology and compliance with National Electric Code (NEC) and IEEE Std. 1547 for all PV with storage applications.

Area: Sub-Area 10.5: Reliability and Safety of Power Electronics and PV Systems (Joint between Topic Areas 9 and 10)