Assessment for the installation of a solar PV system in Pakistan for a sustainable environmental and economic development

  • Muhammad Awais Photovoltaics Research Department, Korea Institute of Energy Research,152-Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34129 Republic of Korea
  • Muhammad Rehan Photovoltaics Research Department, Korea Institute of Energy Research,152-Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34129 Republic of Korea
  • Seung Kyu Ahn Photovoltaics Research Department, Korea Institute of Energy Research,152-Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34129 Republic of Korea
  • Kyungsoo Kim Photovoltaics Research Department, Korea Institute of Energy Research,152-Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34129 Republic of Korea
  • Jihye Gwak Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology, 217-Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34113 Republic of Korea
  • Kim Kihwan Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology, 217-Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34113 Republic of Korea
  • Sejin Ahn Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology, 217-Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34113 Republic of Korea
  • Young-Joo Eo Department of Renewable Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology, 217-Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34113 Republic of Korea

Abstract

In this study, a photovoltaic system with RETScreen software is simulated to see its economic and environmental feasibility in the one of the remote locations in Pakistan. Our proposed photovoltaics power system is installed south Asia: particularly, Pakistan which receives a high amount of solar irradiance throughout the year. The proposed location has an electricity demand of 28.70 MWh/month, and our simulated PV system generates 31 MWh/month which is more than the amount of required electricity demand. The 25 years long life project will have energy payback time of 7.4 years and the net greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction will be 3,942 tCO2 for the whole project life.  These results summarize that installation of this solar power system is not only economically feasible, but also reduces the emission of greenhouse gases in that selected location.

Published
Mar 30, 2023
How to Cite
AWAIS, Muhammad et al. Assessment for the installation of a solar PV system in Pakistan for a sustainable environmental and economic development. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 42, n. 2, p. 38-45, mar. 2023. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <https://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/2461>. Date accessed: 24 may 2024. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.2302.05.
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