Evaluation of Residential Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System as the Potential Energy Source in Malaysia

Abstract: Application of solar energy in Malaysia has been started in 1998. This country has a large potential of solar energy due to its location at equatorial region. The current energy consumption and demand in Malaysia is describes in this paper. The potential of solar energy in Malaysia is described together with the suitable photovoltaic construction. It also explains the plans conducted by Malaysia involving solar energy that covers investments and also projects involved such as Malaysia Building Integrated Photovoltaic (MBIPV). Simulation of grid-connected photovoltaic system in this study is performed using HOMER software. Finally, the potential of having a grid-connected PV system in a residential area is analyzed. The positive and negative findings in terms of cost and suitability of the system are explained.
Keywords: renewable energy, solar energy, solar photovoltaic, HOMER, cost of energy, energy demand, grid-connected photovoltaic, cost of energy, net present cost
Author: S. S. Abd Wahid
Journal Code: jptkomputergg160155

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