Cost estimation of a standalone photovoltaic power system in remote areas of Sarawak, Malaysia

Jakhrani, A.Q. and Othman, A.K. and Rigit, A.R.H. and Samo, S.R. and Law, P.L and Baini, R. (2012) Cost estimation of a standalone photovoltaic power system in remote areas of Sarawak, Malaysia. NED University Journal Research. ISSN 1023-3873

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This paper aims to estimate the anticipated costs incurred from a standalone solar photovoltaic power system for the supply of electricity to the rural community in Sarawak, Malaysia. The life cycle cost analysis with net present value technique was employed for the evaluation of cost system. It was found that purchasing of solar photovoltaic components and the system installation cost will contribute 63% of the total investment and future anticipated costs will add to the remaining. Recurring cost will make 25% and components replacements 75% of future anticipated costs. It was discovered that the power generated from the solar photovoltaic system would be 38 times more expensive than electricity produced from the conventional sources. However, its installation in remote areas could be favourable where the grid-connected power supply is not accessible.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: standalone solar photovoltaic power system, rural community, Sarawak, Engineering, UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education
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: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 23 May 2014 02:09
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015 00:48

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