Life-time cost-benefit analysis of solar energy systems in Queensland

Kamel, Fouad (2010) Life-time cost-benefit analysis of solar energy systems in Queensland. In: 48th Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Energy Society: Bringing Business and Research Together for a Better Tomorrow (Solar2010), 1-3 Dec 2010, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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The study presents a life-time cost-benefit analysis for a solar system comprising a grid-connected photovoltaic unit and a solar water heater 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. The work is addressing advantages of associating solar heaters to photovoltaic systems covering energy demands for most of conventional domestic and industrial users. Case studies for different technologies, different economic conditions and system life times are presented.

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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 preventing deposit.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2011 04:26
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: evacuated tubes solar water heaters; peak electrical demand; photovoltaic; solar energy; solar water heaters
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091305 Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850506 Solar-Thermal Energy

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