Analysis of solar photovoltaic (PV) electrification designs for rural home applications and cost benefit analysis

Mohammad Zaki Muthahhari, Bin Sholahuddin. (2017) Analysis of solar photovoltaic (PV) electrification designs for rural home applications and cost benefit analysis. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Renewable energy is an infinite source of energy and can be harvested indefinitely without causing much harm to environment if conducted properly. The needs of the renewable energy had been expanding fundamentally throughout the years due to the improvement of renewable energy with a specific end goal to meet the developing overall energy demand, and the environmental change is concerned. Although renewable energy such as solar is available in abundant volume, it is not continuously available at all times as the period of harvesting solar source are different depending to its location and geographic characteristics. Rural and remote areas are often located in an offgrid area where there is no electricity supply. One of the options is to supply the electricity through a standalone system which is Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system. However, there are less option on standalone PV System design for rural electrifications. Lesson from the past shows that the failure in the implementation of this solar PV due to the inappropriate system design and maintenance issue. The complex system design also required skilled manpower availability in the rural areas. This research will provide potential solutions on designing an off-grid Solar PV system. Several standalone and hybrid Solar PV system designs with an option of additional component such as centralized freezer will be proposed and analysed using HOMER software. There will be 4 new designs for standalone solar PV system and 1 hybrid solar PV systems with diesel generator will be considered which are based on the needs of the community. Furthermore, the performance analysis among the proposed system will be compared to find the best solution among the proposed systems.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Renewable energy , Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system, electrifications, HOMER software, cost benefit analysis, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2019 02:23
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2023 08:11

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