Design and Feasibility Study of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Applications in Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso


Design and Feasibility Study of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Applications in Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso

Balise Simon Kaba

Balise Simon Kaba "Design and Feasibility Study of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Applications in Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Volume-5 | Issue-6 , December 2018, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD18079.pdf

This paper tried to design a PV system and to assess solar power cost per kWh of energy produced using different sizes of PV, batteries and inverters to be used in Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso. The system has a daily load of 12.2 kWh/day, 1.5 kW PV modules, 5 batteries, (6 V and 360 Ah), and 1 kW inverter. The results have shown that the optimum cost of PV system energy 0.31 $/kWh for the used technique, is attractive option in comparison with the cost of diesel engine energy 0.5581 $/kWh. The most expensive system is when we use 3 kW PV array, 3 batteries and 1.5 kW inverter, with an initial cost, NPC, and electricity cost of 7,680 $, 9,556 $, and 0.426 $, respectively. Investigations have shown that PV system could represent a good option to be used to supply houses in rural area of Burkina Faso. The analysis showed that using PV system instead of diesel generator will prevent greenhouse gases emission highly.

HOMER software, Energy cost, PV modules, Ouagadougou-Burkina Faso


Volume-5 | Issue-6 , December 2018

2394-9333

IJTRD18079