CWEEE  Vol.9 No.4 , October 2020
LCOE Analysis of Solar Tracker Application in China
Abstract: In China, systemic techno-economic analysis for solar tracker has been absent. To fill the blank, by taking the economic analysis of solar tracker application as the research object and using the LCOE method widely used internationally, the techno-economic analysis model of solar tracker was established according to conditions in China. Influence factors on LCOE were analyzed by using the established model, and the relationship between each cost factor and the cost component of energy leveling of tracker was further studied. In addition, the calculation method of investment payback period based on energy leveling analysis was established, and the influence of various factors on investment payback period was revealed through an example calculation. The research results will help to measure the economy of tracker application more accurately and comprehensively, and promote the popularization and application of solar tracker. The economic analysis model of solar tracker application was established by using LCOE method. The influence factors and cost component of LCOE were analyzed with the model. The payback period of solar tracker investment was also analyzed based on LCOE method.
Cite this paper: Liu, Q. and Wan, X. (2020) LCOE Analysis of Solar Tracker Application in China. Computational Water, Energy, and Environmental Engineering, 9, 87-100. doi: 10.4236/cweee.2020.94007.

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