Techno-Economic Analysis and Performance Evaluation of 25 MW Solar PV Power Plant in Actual Environmental Condition in India
Neha Bansal1, Gajendra Singh2
1Neha Bansal, PhD, Research Scholar, Sharda University, Greater Noida (U.P), India.
2Dr. Gajendra Singh, Dean- Academics, ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad (U.P), India
Manuscript received on 16 August 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 06 September 2019 | PP: 659-669 | Volume-8 Issue- 6S, August 2019 | Retrieval Number: F11310886S19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1131.0886S19
Open Access | Editorial and Publishing Policies | Cite | Mendeley | Indexing and Abstracting
© The Authors. Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP). This is an open access article under the CC-BY-NC-ND license (

Abstract: This paper presents study, identification and evaluation of causes and impact of various degradation modes and environmental conditions on performance of a utility scale grid connected solar PV plant located in remote location in India. Degradation of solar PV modules results in considerable loss in energy yield of overall estimated plant generation. The research includes degradation analysis of 25 MW Roha Dyechem amorphous Si solar PV plant, Charanka, Patan, Gujarat under varying climatic conditions. Some of the well qualified modules were found to degrade in outdoor exposure for more than 7 years. Glass breakage, hot spots, backsheet puncture, micro-delamination, corrosion of cell edges, snail trails, Digital Process Control Board (DPCB) failure, moisture ingression, soiling losses etc. were among the main faults observed in fielded PV modules. A comparative analysis is presented between the simulated, computed and practically measured and recorded field data for drawing important conclusions.
Keywords: Performance Analysis, Degradation, LCOE, Performance Ratio, PVSyst Simulation.
Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering