The Planning and Design of Photovoltaic Energy Systems: Engineering and Economic Aspects

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Conference Proceeding

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2011 Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC)


In this paper, the viability of photovoltaic electricity in southern Georgia is investigated. To achieve this goal, a case study was conducted involving a shopping mall as a proposed site for the photovoltaic system. Historical data related to weather conditions, available solar radiation and power demand were investigated and as a result a grid-connected photovoltaic system was designed to provide green energy for the facility. Several engineering factors and economic consideration involved in the design process were also thoroughly discussed in this paper.