Design approach for photovoltaic power stations for demand-side requirements and competitive energy cost

Kamel, Fouad (2008) Design approach for photovoltaic power stations for demand-side requirements and competitive energy cost. In: 3rd International Solar Energy Society Conference, Asia Pacific Region (ISES-AP 2008), incorporating the 46th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (Solar08), 25-28 Nov 2008, Sydney, Australia.

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[Abstract]: Photovoltaic (PV) plants can be constructed of different sizes capable of delivering the same rated power, however for different operation times. A scoping-factor is being introduced reflecting the peak power the plant is able to supply. The presented design approach allows determining the resulting energy cost on the basis of manufacturing cost of solar cells, solar cell efficiency, other system cost and utilization factor (plant capacity factor). Similarly, due to competitive energy environment this method allows determining required design parameters, such as solar cell efficiency, allowable plant component cost, size of the photovoltaic plant etc. The impact of the scoping factor on the plant capacity factor, the cost of the installed power and on the cost of the produced energy is discussed.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Fouad Kamel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2009 02:44
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: photovoltaic, solar energy, electricity generation, design approach
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4826

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