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

Alhakmi, E and Khalil, Ashraf and Abdul Hamid, Zanidi and Peng, Ang Swee and Uddin, M. R. and Jaafar, Saifulbahri and Mohammed, I. and Khan, Sheroz and Yaacob, Mashkuri (2019) Technical and economic feasibility of solar powered air conditioners in Brunei Darussalam. Test Engineering and Management, 81 (11-12 (November-December)). pp. 5637-5646. ISSN 0193-4120

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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: 3930/82306
Uncontrolled Keywords: Air Conditioner; Feasibility, PV System, Solar Energy.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK3001 Distribution or transmission of electric power. The electric power circuit
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: dr Sheroz Khan
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2020 10:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82306

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