Photovoltaic Lighting Systems For Brevard Community College's Comet Walkway : Evaluation Of VRLA Batteries With PWM Controllers - Eight Month Performance Summary
In January 1997, Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) staff completed the installation of fifteen (15) photovoltaic (PV) powered lighting systems on the campus of Brevard Community College (BCC) in Cocoa, FL. The PV lighting systems are located around a one-mile path called the COMET walkway. This report summarizes the seven-month performance of the fifteen PV lighting systems operating with VRLA batteries and PWM charge control. Three types of VRLA batteries are used, including the Concord PVC 1295H (absorbed-glass-mat), GNB 12/5000X (absorbed-glass-mat) and Deka DF30H (gelled) batteries. Extensive initial baseline data is compared to similar data collected after seven months of operation, and analyzed with respect to the continuous data collected on three of the systems with data acquisition units.
Florida Solar Energy Center and Dunlop, James, "Photovoltaic Lighting Systems For Brevard Community College's Comet Walkway : Evaluation Of VRLA Batteries With PWM Controllers - Eight Month Performance Summary" (1997). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 764.