The Feasibility Study of a Grid Connected PV System to Meet the Power Demand in Bangladesh - A Case Study
American Journal of Energy Engineering
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 59-64
Received: Mar. 3, 2014; Published: Mar. 30, 2014
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Mohammad Shuhrawardy, Department of Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Kazi Tanvir Ahmmed, Department of Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh
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Abstract
This paper represents the feasibility study of a grid connected PV system with battery backup in south-east part of Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, only 53% of the total population gets access to grid power and yet, the current consumers cannot be provided with uninterrupted and quality supply of electricity due to the inadequate generation compared to the national demand. The world is gradually moving towards sustainable renewable energy sources due to diminishing fossil fuel energy resources and increasing demand for power. Most of the power stations in Bangladesh are based on fossil fuels. Fossil fuels are not environment friendly and are responsible for global warming. So a renewable grid connected power system with battery backup can be a better option to provide continuous power in a load shedding prone country like Bangladesh and also to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Our proposed system is simulated using HOMER optimization tool and the simulation results and analysis of the system are presented in the paper
Keywords
Renewable Energy, Non-renewable Energy, Fossil Fuels, Grid Connected System, Global Warming, Independent Power Producers’ (IPPs), Rental Power Producers (RPPs)
To cite this article
Mohammad Shuhrawardy, Kazi Tanvir Ahmmed, The Feasibility Study of a Grid Connected PV System to Meet the Power Demand in Bangladesh - A Case Study, American Journal of Energy Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 59-64. doi: 10.11648/j.ajee.20140202.12
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