Optimal Sizing and Economic Analysis of Stand-Alone Photovoltaic System

Gamal Mohamed, R., D. K. Ibrahim, M. M. Abdel Aziz, and H. Rakha, "Optimal Sizing and Economic Analysis of Stand-Alone Photovoltaic System", International Journal on Power Engineering and Energy, IJPEE, vol. 4, issue 2, pp. 378-384, 2013.


For the development of energy sources in rural regions in Egypt at the brink of the 21st century, it may be necessary to use solar energy in all applications as one of the most promising new, clean and renewable energy sources. This paper presents a study for a stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) system design to provide the required electricity for an isolated village in Mersa Matrouh, Egypt. The complete design of the suggested system is achieved by optimization techniques using different software. In addition to taking into account site radiation data and electrical load data of this typical village, the life cycle cost (LCC) analysis is also conducted to assess the economic viability of the designed system.



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