Techno-economic assessment of on-grid solar PV system in Palestine

Imad H. Ibrik, Sérgio Cruz
2020 Cogent Engineering  
This paper presents the analysis of obtained result from continuous data monitoring of a 41 kWp solar PV system installed on the rooftop of faculty of medicine building at An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine (32°13ʹ43. 67°N and 35°13ʹ15.72°E). The system was monitored for three years 2016-2018 and it consists of 128 PV panels, an inverter DC/AC, and a grid-connected gross meter. The output electricity feeding to the grid solar electricity is compared and verified with the results
more » ... with the results from the simulation software program (PVsys) by adopting the installed component specifications, operation conditions, and weather data of the site. The energy generated was fed into the existing power grid and the respective building loads through SMA inverters. The performance parameters of the plant evaluated and compared with other Mediterranean countries, Final Yield (FY) was 1684 kWh/ kWp, Reference Yield (RY) was 2046.507 kWh/kWp, and Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) was found to be 18.5%. The annual average monthly Performance Ratios (PR) for three operating years were 0.88, 0.86 and 0.85, respectively. These indicators provide good feedback for system designers, contractors and energy providers with the actual capacity and feasibility of the system that they can offer the end-users. Hassan and Elbaset (2015) presented a rooftop grid-connected PV system installed at Minia University, Egypt. Energy output and techno-economic analysis was determined and evaluated. Ayadi, Al-Assad, and Asfar (2018) determined the performance analysis of grid-connected photovoltaic system at University of Jordan, the final yield of system ranged from 1600-1715 kWh/kWp and the payback period was around 3 years. Kamal Attari and Elyaakoubi (2016) presented an evaluation of a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system installed on the roof of a government building located in Tangier, Morocco. The experimental data were recorded from 1 January 2015 to December 2015 based on real-time observation. The final yield (Yf) ranged between 1645 kWh/kWp, the performance ratio (PR) ranged from 58% to 98% and the annual capacity factor was found to be 14.84%. Shahhoseini, Abbasi, and Abbasi (2018) investigated in a conference paper the technical and economic feasibility of implementing a grid-connected photovoltaic system in an auto parts manufacturing company located in Iran, in this paper, the economic analysis, the parameters of Ibrik, Cogent Engineering (2020), 7: 1727131
doi:10.1080/23311916.2020.1727131 fatcat:pxwn3jr725fldkai7jx6u2zvrm