Investigation of Converting a Building to Operate by Solar Energy
Ahmed Shany Khusheef1, Abdulkareem Shaheed Sabr2

1Ahmed Shany Khusheef, Department of Electric, Institute of Technology-Kut/ Middle Technical University, Wasit, Iraq.
2Abdulkareem Shaheed Sabr, Department of Electric, Institute of Technology-Kut, Middle Technical University, Wasit, Iraq.

Manuscript received on 15 February 2017 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 February 2017 | Manuscript Published on 28 February 2017 | PP: 154-158 | Volume-6 Issue-3, February 2017 | Retrieval Number: C4855026317/17©BEIESP
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Abstract: Many governments recognize the advantages of generating the electricity from solar energy and therefore, they offer generous incentives and cash rebates to install photovoltaic (PV) systems. Despite Iraq that is, as result of the electric shortages, 90% of its households are dependent on diesel generators that are controlled by independent operators, solar energy has not been widely utilized. This paper provides the fundamental information about design and constructing of PV system. It is also presenting a cost analysis of PV system that delivers about per day. It is found that the solar energy price (0.1368$/kWh) is almost matching the actual cost of fuel-based electrical generation (0.13$/kWh [1]). Therefore, the PV systems can be competitive with the diesel power generators that are used by Iraqis if a source of funding is offered to offset the enormous up-front (initial) cost of PV systems.
Keywords: PV System, Cost Analysis, Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE), Electric Demand.

Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology