SGRE  Vol.6 No.4 , April 2015
A User Friendly Approach for Design and Economic Analysis of Standalone SPV System
Author(s) Sheeraz Kirmani
ABSTRACT
This paper presents the use of solar energy for generation of electrical energy through solar pho-tovoltaic (SPV) system to meet the load requirement of a domestic building. Complete design and economic analysis of SPV system for different costs of SPV module is done and compared with grid electricity for with and without storage conditions. The results of the study encourage the use of SPV system for a residential building and show that SPV system is an economically viable option to meet the exponentially growing electricity requirement for household applications in India.

Cite this paper
Kirmani, S. (2015) A User Friendly Approach for Design and Economic Analysis of Standalone SPV System. Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, 6, 67-74. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2015.64007.
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