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Technical and economic feasibility study of solar powered air conditioners in Brunei Darussalam

Alhakmi, E and Khalil, Ashraf F. and Hamid, Z and Peng, A.S. and Uddin, M.R. and Jaafar, S and Mohammed, I and Khan, Sheroz and Yaacob, Mashkuri (2020) Technical and economic feasibility study of solar powered air conditioners in Brunei Darussalam. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 14 (1). ISSN 1985-3157 E-ISSN 2289-8107 (In Press)

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Abstract

On daily basis, a huge amount of fossil fuel is being burnt which results in a substantial amount of greenhouse gasses being released into the atmosphere. Air conditioners are becoming more common and are a major strain on energy demands especially in tropical climate countries like Brunei Darussalam. The photovoltaic electricity is a clean and sustainable. In this paper, we present a techno-economic feasibility study for solar powered air conditioning system in Brunei Darussalam. Four alternatives are investigated, 1) the PV system supplies 50% of the loads, 2) the PV system supplies 75% of the loads, 3) the PV system supplies 100% of the loads, and finally 4) the PV system supplies 125% of the loads. Where in the last two case the excess electricity is sold to the grid. With 0.3$ feed-in tariff. The best alternative is the grid-connected PV system with 125% capacity factor which was chosen due to its short payback time period as well as high profit rate over the lifetime of the project.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3930/76510
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air conditioner; feasibility, PV system, solar energy
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Professor Mashkuri Yaacob
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 15:48
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 17:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76510

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