Title: Building integration of 30 kWp photovoltaic system at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Authors: Aurelian Craciunescu, Mihai Predescu, Matthias Grottke, Mihai Octavian Popescu, Claudia Laurenta Popescu, Gloria Stefania Ciumbulea

Addresses: Electrical Engineering Faculty, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei, 313, 060042-Bucuresti, Romania. ' S.C. ICPE S.A., SICE Center, Splaiul Unirii, 313; Bucuresti, Romania. ' WIP – Renewable Energy Division, Sylvensteinstrasse 2, D-81369, Munchen, Germany. ' Electrical Engineering Faculty, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei, 313, 060042-Bucuresti, Romania. ' Electrical Engineering Faculty, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei, 313, 060042-Bucuresti, Romania. ' Electrical Engineering Faculty, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei, 313, 060042-Bucuresti, Romania

Abstract: A Building Integrated Photovoltaic Power System of 30 kWp was recently installed at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. It is the first grid-connected and largest PV system of the country. With this opportunity, an innovative non-penetrating system that uses the modules and mounting hardware as ballast was designed and implemented. Personnel with no previous experience with the roof PV systems, putting an innovative mounting system and documentation to the test, performed array installation. In the paper, the PV power system and its installation process are described, special attention being accorded to the complex mounting system. The provided information can be useful to anyone implementing a PV system.

Keywords: renewable energy; photovoltaic systems; integration; grid connection; Romania; roof PV systems; PV installation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2008.019967

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2008 Vol.6 No.4, pp.435 - 443

Available online: 18 Aug 2008

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