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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


A simulation-based analysis of photovoltaic system adoption for residential buildings in Asian countries

Qiong Wu, Weijun Gao, Hongbo Ren

Abstract: In this study, a linear simulation model is developed for aiding the adoption of PV system in an economic way. The objective is to minimize annual energy cost including investment cost, maintenance cost, utility electricity cost, subtracting the revenue from selling the excess electricity. As an illustrative example, residential buildings in three Asian countries are selected as the end-use energy consumers for analysis. By using the developed simulation model, optimum sizes of the PV systems for residential buildings located in selected three countries are determined. In addition, sensitivities of some economic and policy conditions on PV system adoption are analyzed.
Pages: 1134 - 1140