Solar Energy System for Brunei Residence
Brunei Darussalam is a country that receives high amounts of solar irradiation annually as it is located near the equator. With the abundance of oil & natural gas resources, the country has one of the cheapest electricity costs in the world. This would in turn make solar power underutilized. The purpose of this project is to design a solar system for Bruneiâ€™s medium sized residence to meet the daily energy demands. A comprehensive analysis was conducted on the solar photovoltaic system for determining the optimum sized parts and components. The design process was divided into detailed sections so that the values are calculated using PVSyst simulation software. The simulation also predicted the specific energy production, performance evaluation, and the losses. Cost analysis was also conducted to find the efficiency and the feasibility of the system. The designed solar energy system has a capacity of 60 kWp, producing 75 MWh of usable energy annually. This system uses 66% of the energy available from the sun to generate electricity which covers the electrical demand of Bruneiâ€™s residences.
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