Solar PV Implementation in Industrial Buildings: Economic Study

Mohammed Noorul Hussain, Sayyad Basim Qamar, Isam Janajreh, Samih Zamzam

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Abstract

Solar PV has seen exponential growth in the past few years among other renewable energy sources owing to major cost reduction and simpler implementation as rooftop installation. Based on the global trends., among all the end use categories industrial sector consumes the highest amount of energy. To achieve sustainable development., it is necessary to reform this sector. The combination of rooftop solar PV and industrial infrastructure seems to be a promising option. Industrial buildings have large roof areas., low shading effect., and at substantial power consumption make it best suitable for solar PV. In this work., a case study implementation of solar PV in midsize factory located in UAE is carried out. Five different scenarios are considered from which three are focused on technicalities (tracking., non-tracking., and storage) and two on the business finance (100% debt vs. 50% debt). Payback through electricity rate compensation is studied. It is seen that the best scenario in terms of technical configuration is a system with solar tracking and as far as financing the scenario with 50% debt.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2017 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2017
EditorsYoussef Zaz, Mohamed Essaaidi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538628478
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Sep 2018
Event5th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2017 - Tangier, Morocco
Duration: 4 Dec 20177 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2017 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2017

Conference

Conference5th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2017
Country/TerritoryMorocco
CityTangier
Period4/12/177/12/17

Keywords

  • economic study
  • Photo voltaics
  • Solar energy
  • sustainability

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