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Adoption of grid - tie solar system at residential scale

Chand, Aneesh A. and Prasad, Kushal A. and Mamun, Kabir and Sharma, Krishneel R. and Chand, Kritish K. (2019) Adoption of grid - tie solar system at residential scale. Clean Technologies, 2 (1). pp. 71-78. ISSN 2571-8797

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    Abstract

    Traditionally, remote and urban communities worldwide have been supplied electricity almost completely by fossil fuel generators to accommodate for electricity needs. Currently, the integration of renewable energy sources (RESs) into the current power generation systems can offer attractive economic and environmental merits, including considerable fuel savings and carbon dioxide emission reductions. In relation to sustainability, efficiency and economic feasibility, solar photovoltaic (PV) is one of the most promising sources of RESs which is being touted as a leading solution to long-term electrification and development problems in rural and urban parts of Pacific Island Countries (PICs). In this work, a grid-tie PV system is instigated at a residential scale. The idea of this research is not to claim the power output from the PV system but to show the feasibility of a grid-tie system at a residential scale. This will help the PICs, non-profit organisations and the government better share scarce resources towards achieving their energy goals and be in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
    T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
    Depositing User: Aneesh Chand
    Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 12:06
    Last Modified: 09 Dec 2019 12:06
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11736
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