Paper Title:
Simulation and Optimization of Residential Grid-Connected PV System in Queensland, Australia
  Abstract

The use of solar photovoltaic (PV) in residential electricity generation is encouraged by Australian governments incentive. However, what extent of residents benefit from installing a grid-connected PV system is not fully understood yet. The purpose of this study is to investigate and optimize the economic, technical and environmental performance of grid-connected PV system in Queensland, Australia. Using the price of PV devices and accessories, grid electricity tariff and sale-back tariff as economic analysis inputs, and global solar irradiation as solar energy resource data, the system is simulated and optimized by HOMER software. The optimized system not only satisfies the typical residential load of 23 kWh per day but also meet the requirement of minimizing the total costs of system investment and electricity consumption during the system life (20 years). It is found that under the weather conditions of the eleven main cities of Queensland, a PV system is an effective way to reducing electricity bills and mitigating carbon dioxide emission.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 347-353)
Chapter
Chapter 1: Development and Utilization of Solar Energy
Edited by
Weiguo Pan, Jianxing Ren and Yongguang Li
Pages
715-724
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.347-353.715
Citation
G. Liu, M. G. Rasul, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. M. K. Khan, "Simulation and Optimization of Residential Grid-Connected PV System in Queensland, Australia", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 347-353, pp. 715-724, 2012
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October 2011
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