Techno-economic analysis of 1 MWp grid connected solar PV plant in Malaysia

Kumar, Nallapaneni Manoj and Sudhakar, K. and M., Samykano (2017) Techno-economic analysis of 1 MWp grid connected solar PV plant in Malaysia. International Journal of Ambient Energy. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0143-0750 (Print); 2162-8246 (Online). (In Press) (In Press)

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Most of the public and private technical universities in Malaysia have considerably abundant free areas, which could be a better place for equipping the renewable energy harvesters. The main objective of this paper is to analyse the feasibility of developing a solar PV plant at two different campuses of Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). This paper proposes 1 MW solar PV power plant at the Pekan Campus (Rural Campus), and Gambang (Suburban Campus) of UMP located in the east coast state of Pahang, which is biggest among other states in Peninsular Malaysia. The technical viability of the proposed crystalline technology based PV plant with open rack or free stand mounting position is analysed using PVGIS (Photovoltaic Geographical Information Systems) and PV Watts’s software. The economic and environmental aspects of the proposed plant are also analysed based on standard parameters. The proposed plant of 1 MWp Solar PV plant can generate around 1390 MWh, of electricity per annum with a GHG emission reduction of 818.71 tCO2 per annum. The PV power plant can contribute in meeting 5% of total energy requirements of the campus. The technical performance obtained through PVGIS is quite comparable with the PV Watts results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar PV plant; techno-economic; PVGIS; PV Watts; photovoltaic; UMP; sustainable campus
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2019 04:21
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 04:21
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