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Life Cycle Energy Analysis of a 3.4 kWp Stand-Alone Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic System in Eastern India

  • Sonali GoelEmail author
  • Bibekananda Jena
  • Renu Sharma
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 36)

Abstract

Life cycle energy analysis is important for the estimation of greenhouse gas emission and global warming parameters. This paper presents the assessment of energy payback time (EPBT) and energy return on energy investment (EROI) of a 3.4 kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) system installed in the rooftop of ITER, Siksha “O” Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar, India. The photovoltaic system is analyzed to find its viability aspect to its cost economics and energy and to compare its performance with some previous work available in the literature. The energy analysis was carried out by embodied energy basis and the results of the installed stand-alone PV system were compared with an equivalent grid-connected PV system. The EPBT was found to be 4.61 and 3.78 years while the EROI was found to be 5.42 and 6.62 for stand-alone system and grid-connected system, respectively.

Keywords

Solar Energy payback time Energy return on investment Embodied energy 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors are highly indebted to Dr. N. D. Kaushika, Research Professor, ITER for his valuable suggestions and guidance for preparation of the manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringInstitute of Technical Education and Research, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University)BhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringInstitute of Technical Education and Research, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University)BhubaneswarIndia

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