Feasibility study of photovoltaic power installation in rooftop of an educational institute
The renewable energy production continues to accelerate as the world recognizes the negative impact of fossil fuel consumption on the environment. Among the renewable energy technologies, there is rapid growth in the use of solar PV technology in past two decades. As solar PV technology has been widely used in providing green and sustainable energy from single household to different institution, educational institution currently attracted by this technology as it is economically competitive with other conventional forms of electricity generation. Hence, this study aims to design and accesses the potential of the grid connected solar PV system at rooftop of an educational institute building in Morang, Nepal. The monthly electricity consumption of the case study campus from 2018 to 2020 is taken through the electricity bills of Nepal Electricity Authority, Biratnagar Branch. The average daily solar irradiation is calculated for the roof top of the buildings of campus. After getting all the inputs, the system design and feasibility is conducted using tools PVSyst and PV*SOL. The performance of the system which can provide 100 % of energy need of the campus is simulated using PVSyst and the result were analyzed.
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