Economics of solar energy for diurnal electrical demand in South-East Queensland

Kamel, Fouad (2009) Economics of solar energy for diurnal electrical demand in South-East Queensland. In: AUPEC 2009: Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems, 27-30 Sep 2009, Adelaide, South Australia.

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Abstract

The study presents a life-time cost analysis for a combined solar system comprising a 1kW-peak grid-connected photovoltaic unit and an evacuated-tube solar water heater, 1.37 m2 collector area and a 120 Liter storage tank operated at Toowoomba Queensland. The work represents technical and economic assessment of the technology at local conditions. Present solar kWh price indicate the ability of the system to provide competitive prices to cover demand peaks in Queensland. Additionally, the solar system – being located on site – offers the advantage of avoiding transmission and distribution losses throughout the electrical network.


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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.
Depositing User: Dr Fouad Kamel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2010 04:45
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar energy; electrical energy generation and distribution; evacuated tubes solar water heaters; peak electrical demand; photovoltaic; solar water heaters
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850504 Solar-Photovoltaic Energy
B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850506 Solar-Thermal Energy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5829

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