Assessment and Analysis of a Grid-Tied Photovoltaic System with Net-Metering for State University in Pampanga
Edgardo M. Santos

Edgardo M. Santos, Department of Electrical Engineering, Don Honorio Ventura State University, Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines.

Manuscript received on November 25, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 1846-1849 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number: B2692129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B2692.129219
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Abstract: The utilization of renewable and eco-friendly source of energy which is also referred as “Alternative Energy” is now being recognized around the world, particularly the Solar Energy. The study proposes a grid-tied photovoltaic system with net-metering that generates electricity that is linked in the electrical grid, where in excess power is sold to the utility company. The objective is to improve the cost of energy consumption of Don Honorio Ventura State University Main Campus by designing and assessing Electrical Power System that lessens the dependency on the Distribution Utility (DU). The design of the system used with respect to the roofing area per building is (3,464) 300 Watts polycrystalline PV panels, (2) uni-directional or (1) bi-directional meter for monitoring the import and export energy, and 30kW-100kW inverter to convert DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current).The computation of the savings was based on the total kWh used per month with the system installed and includes the excess or export energy that is generated from the PV solar panels. Through the assessment of the proposed system, it will surely help Don Honorio Ventura State University (DHVSU) Main Campus to save monthly electric bill and lessen the dependency of the University to the utility grid. Since DHVSU’s building are secondary metered by the Distribution Utility, there is a need to install separate PV System set-up tp meet the individual electrical requirement. The PV system will be installed via On-Grid Connection to the DU subject to the Net Metering rules and guidelines as stated by the Renewable Energy Act of 2008.
Keywords: Net Metering, Inverter, PV Solar Panel.