Design and analysis of a PV system to meet all its energy requirements of an apartment in Abu Dhabi

Iqbal, Tariq and Manzoor, Sabir (2019) Design and analysis of a PV system to meet all its energy requirements of an apartment in Abu Dhabi. In: 28th Annual Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, November 19, 2019, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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This paper presents a detailed load analysis, modeling of a Grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system and costs analysis for an apartment in Abu Dhabi. For load analysis, an apartment with an area of 550sq.ft. was selected. The main apartment load is air conditioning due to the hot climate. A three year’s of load data has been used for simulation and optimization. The designed system has a 16.44kW, PV, an MPPT controller, and an 8.2kW DC/AC 3-phase inverter to supply electric power to the utility grid. The proposed model is optimized in Homer Pro software and the detailed model is simulated in MATLAB/Simulink. Using other software like PVsyst for sizing, a detailed analysis is performed, and simulation studies are presented. The simulation results show the stability of the system and the advantage of using a PV grid-connected system. The cost of the designed system has been compared with the electricity bills considering saving and using Homer optimized results; the feasibility of the proposed system is presented.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Item ID: 14667
Keywords: Renewable energy, Grid-connected PV, sizing of a PV system, load analysis, energy model for an apartment
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 19 November 2019
Date Type: Completion
Geographic Location: Abu Dhabi
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