Nontechnical challenges in solar PV system applications in urban area of Indonesia: review of recent literature and lesson learned from personal experience

Tarigan, Elieser (2018) Nontechnical challenges in solar PV system applications in urban area of Indonesia: review of recent literature and lesson learned from personal experience. In: 2018 2nd International Conference on Green Energy and Applications (ICGEA 2018), March 24-26, 2018, Singapore. (Submitted)

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Abstract

In this work, the nontechnical challenges in implementation of photovoltaic (PV) electricity in urban area of Indonesia are reviewed. The key challenges are identified from recent literature and from personal experience of PV system users, in particular the users in Surabaya city of Indonesia. The identified challenges can be categorized into (i) Policy and institutional challenges; (ii) Financial challenges; and (iii) Technology challenges. For the first category, the most identified challenges are: Complex and unclear local permitting requirements; Restrictions on utility interconnection; Lack of sufficient inspectors and permitting authorities experienced with solar systems in urban applications; Lack of “certified” PV system; and Difficulty for private power developers to sell power generated to the grid. For the second category, the most identified challenges are: Fossil fuel subsidies; Higher upfront costs of solar system; Limited city government investments; Lack of integrated supply chains; and Import duties on PV system components, products and materials. For the last category, the most identified challenges are: Lack of consumer knowledge about the technology; Grid integration issues which can damage sensitive electronic; Lack of stable pricing for solar-electric components and systems; and Shading from large buildings achieving optimum performance of PV systems. The identified challenges here would be useful for the stake holders who concern in solar energy development, especially for application in urban area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Elieser Tarigan 6199
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 06:32
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2018 08:14
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/32557

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