System design and analysis for rural solar pv application

Maslan Paulus @ Ruslan (2022) System design and analysis for rural solar pv application. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Energy poverty and a lack of power in rural areas increase poverty in emerging countries. In Sabah, most of the rural area are not connected to the national electrical grid due to not practicable nor cost-effective to expand the grid to serve a tiny town across difficult terrain and dense jungle. Due to high distribution costs and transmission losses, grid energy delivery in rural areas is not economically viable. In these cases, engine generators are frequently employed as the primary option for lighting this area. In fact, this strategy has limitations such as high fuel and maintenance costs. The most effective and efficient option is to generate power from renewable energy resources sustainably. The high potential of solar energy signifies the preference for generating off-grid electricity in Sabah rural areas. A standalone SPV system is believed to be cost-effective than diesel/petrol generator to increase socio-economic advancement for remote communities.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar , Energy , Electricity
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1-1570 Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 09:26
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 09:26

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