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Feasibility Study of Solar Power System in Residential Area

Abul, Saad Bin; Muhammad, EH; Tabassum, Mujahid; Muscat, Oman; Molla, Majid E; Ashraf, Azad; Ahmed, Jubaer

Authors

Saad Bin Abul

EH Muhammad

Mujahid Tabassum

Oman Muscat

Majid E Molla

Azad Ashraf



Abstract

The present paper studied the feasibility of solar power system in the residential area in Kuching. Generally, the solar power system described in this paper is defined as a small-scale photovoltaic (PV) based system that can be installed within a housing compound or on the rooftop to generate sufficient power to support a household daily electricity usage. The required data was collected at the residential area at Sekama, Kuching by using two methods, which are an analytical and experimental method. Later, the acquired data obtained from the two methods used were converted in term of solar irradiation. Besides, analyses were carried out for the solar power system in terms of the potential, capacity and economic feasibility of the solar PV system. Overall, the solar PV system is found to be feasible to be installed in the residential area.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2020-05
Deposit Date Dec 28, 2021
Journal International Journal of Innovation in Computational Science and Engineering
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 1
Pages 10-17
Keywords Solar energy; photovoltaic; residential area; Kuching; solar panel; solar irradiation
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2823395
Publisher URL https://webportal.hct.edu.om/ijicse/pages/upload/library/2020/1/2ndPaperPDFForm.pdf