ENVIRONMENTAL, ECONOMIC, AND DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT FOR A 2.88 KW GRIDCONNECTED PV SYSTEM UNDER SHARJAH WEATHER CONDITIONS

Mena Maurice Farag, Abdul Kadir Hamid, Tareq Salameh, Essam M. Abozahhad, Maryam Nooman Almallahi, Mahmoud Elgendi

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Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) systems have been at the forefront of renewable energy technologies due to their ease of deployment and zero fuel cost, leading to widespread in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other regions around the world. Although PV systems have proven effective, the durability of such systems needs to be investigated to assess their rate of degradation over their period of installation, as well as their economic payback time that indicates their energy efficiency. This work conducts an environmental, degradation, and economic assessment on a 2.88 kW on-grid PV system under the weather conditions of Sharjah, UAE. A complete experimental state-of-the-art is established at the University of Sharjah main campus, where the annual measured data from August 2021 to July 2022 is extracted and analyzed. The annual mean degradation rate computed was 2.4 % of the maximum power after one year and about 0.568 % on average over the system lifespan, which is consistent with PVsyst simulation. Furthermore, the economic assessment was conducted and evaluated based on the Energy Payback Time (EPBT) metric. The PV has the shortest EPBT, about 4.6 years. In addition, the on-grid PV system was evaluated for its contribution to carbon emissions reduction, where the system exhibits a gradual decline in annual CO2 emissions, starting from 4080.40 kg/year in the first year and reaching 163 kg/year in the 25thyear.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication50th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE 2023
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Digital Transformation
EditorsYasser Dessouky, Abdulrahim Shamayleh
PublisherComputers and Industrial Engineering
Pages1722-1731
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781713886952
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event50th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering: Sustainable Digital Transformation, CIE 2023 - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Oct 30 2023Nov 2 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE
Volume3
ISSN (Electronic)2164-8689

Conference

Conference50th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering: Sustainable Digital Transformation, CIE 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CitySharjah
Period10/30/2311/2/23

Keywords

  • Annual Degradation
  • Economical Assessment
  • Grid-Connected Systems
  • Harsh Weather Conditions
  • Solar PV Systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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