Simulation and feasibility studies of rooftop PV system for university campus buildings in Surabaya, Indonesia

Tarigan, Elieser (2018) Simulation and feasibility studies of rooftop PV system for university campus buildings in Surabaya, Indonesia. International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, 8 (2). pp. 895-908. ISSN 13090127

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Present work simulates and analyzes the rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system on buildings roofs of the University of Surabaya, Indonesia for electricity power generation. The work also to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction that can be obtained by PV system mounted on the building roofs. The surface area of the roofs was determined using Polygon feature of Google Earth TM. The energy output of the system was simulated with SolarGIS pvPlanner software program. The grid-connected PV system type was chosen in the simulation. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction analysis was carried out using RETScreen program simulation. It was found that about 10,353 m2 of the rooftop of the university buildings could be used for panel installation. The total capacity of the panels is found about 2,070 kWp with total electricity production is about 3,180 MWh per year and could supply up to 80% of the campus energy demand. The system would serve as a means of reducing 3,367.6; 2,477.2, or 1,195.7 tons of CO2 to the atmosphere in comparison to the same amount of electricity produced by burning coal, oil, or natural gas respectively. The unit cost of PV electricity was found ranging from 0.10 - 0.20 USD/kWh. From economic aspects, the rooftops PV system has the potential to provide power at a competitive cost in comparison to other alternative options of power generation. © 2018, International Journal of Renewable Energy Research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PV system, campus building, University of Surabaya, BIPV
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Elieser Tarigan 6199
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2018 07:49
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2018 05:03

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