Potential of solar energy contribution in Queensland

Kamel, Fouad (2009) Potential of solar energy contribution in Queensland. In: EESA 2009: Electricity 2009 - Smart Grids, Smart Energy and Smart People, 5-7 Aug 2009, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

The analysis aims at identifying the potential of solar energy, grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal, contributing covering day-time peak demands in Queensland (Qld) Australia. Given the high demand for air-conditioning and industrial activities, this study shows the ability of solar energy to satisfy those diurnal demands achieving a moderate load profile and improved economics at lower energy cost. Further more, the solar energy being located on site offers the advantage of avoiding transmission losses and voltage drops throughout the network. Life-time energy cost calculations for solar equipment indicate the ability of the solar system to provide competitive prices to cover demand peaks. The research incorporates grid-connected photovoltaic and evacuated tube solar water heaters in order to cover electrical and thermal loads respectively. The results quantify the power able to be waived by using solar systems in Qld.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site.
Depositing User: Dr Fouad Kamel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2009 10:28
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2011 04:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar energy; electrical energy; power distribution; evacuated tubes; peak demand; photovoltaic; solar water heaters
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090405 Non-automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels)
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
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850699 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply not elsewhere classified
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850799 Energy Conservation and Efficiency not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5714

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