Design and Simulation of a Solar PV System for a University Building

Afshin Balal, Miguel Herrera, Emmanuel Johnson, Tim Dallas

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Abstract

System Advisor Model (SAM) software was used to analyze a grid-connected solar photovoltaic system on the rooftop of the Student Union Building (SUB) at Texas Tech University. The SUB has an average daily load requirement of 7917 kWh/day, and the average load per year is 2.89 GWh. A simulation of a PV system under various load circumstances was conducted. A 327 Wp monocrystalline silicon module was utilized to reach a total power of 141.6 kW, using a rooftop area of 2168 m2. The system can provide about 12 % of the required energy for the SUB, resulting in energy cost savings.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 4th International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages122-125
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781665413954
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2021 - Virtual, Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Oct 9 2021Oct 11 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE 4th International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2021

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy Applications, ICPEA 2021
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityVirtual, Busan
Period10/9/2110/11/21

Keywords

  • PV system
  • SAM software
  • fixed tilt solar panel
  • power production

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