Estimating the Solar Home System Sizing for Rural Residential Apartments Using a Panel Tilt Angle of 82 Degrees: Ilorin, Kwara State as Case Study
American Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Volume 1, Issue 2, December 2017, Pages: 90-96
Received: Mar. 22, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 24, 2017; Published: Jul. 6, 2017
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Esan Ayodele Benjamin, Department of Electrical & Information Engineering, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Nigeria
Egbune Dickson, Department of Electrical & Information Engineering, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Nigeria
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Abstract
Nigeria is blessed with abundant sunshine and as such there is an enormous potential for the utilization of solar energy all across the nation. Ilorin, Kwara State is among the North-Central regions in Nigeria and has a latitude and longitude of 8.4799oN and 4.5418oE respectively with a land area of about 765 sq. km. and an elevation of 307.4m above sea level making it one of such locations in the nation having a good solar irradiation. Solar irradiation in Nigeria varies according to location and for different times of the year according to the weather and climate of such locations. As such depending on the tilt or orientation of the solar panels with respect to the sun, the solar irradiation hitting the solar panels differs. This paper using a solar system configuration where the solar panels direction is positioned facing directly south and having a tilt angle of 82 degrees seeks to provide a prototype for the design of a solar energy system whereby residential apartments especially 2-bedrooms in rural locations having no access to the nation’s electricity grid could have a better, cleaner and more efficient alternative source of energy.
Keywords
Solar PV Modules, Solar Irradiation, Battery-Banks, Inverters, Panel Generating Factor, Solar Controllers, Tilt Angle
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Esan Ayodele Benjamin, Egbune Dickson, Estimating the Solar Home System Sizing for Rural Residential Apartments Using a Panel Tilt Angle of 82 Degrees: Ilorin, Kwara State as Case Study, American Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2017, pp. 90-96. doi: 10.11648/j.ajece.20170102.15
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