Design and Economic Analysis of On-Grid Solar Rooftop PV System Using PVsyst Software

Authors

  • Zainullah Serat Ghazni Technical University, Afghanistan
  • Sayed Ahmad Zamir Fatemi Ghazni Technical University, Afghanistan
  • Safiullah Shirzad Ghazni Technical University, Afghanistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47852/bonviewAAES32021177

Keywords:

design, economic analysis, on-grid solar rooftop PV system, PVsyst software

Abstract

Most businesses heavily rely on a consistent and reliable supply of electricity to sustain their operations. Unfortunately, the utility grid in Ghazni suffers from poor energy security, and high electricity costs. As a result, many of these establishments have resorted to using diesel generators to meet their energy demands. This study focuses on the design and economic analysis of an on-grid solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) system, utilizing PVsyst software. The research findings indicate that the designed on-grid solar rooftop PV system has a specific solar PV capacity of 10 kilowatts, capable of generating an estimated annual energy output of 19323 kilowatt-hours. The economic analysis reveals that the system has the initial capital cost required to establish this Solar system amounts to US$ 5213 a payback period of 6.3 years and a projected ROI of 457 %.

 

Received: 6 June 2023 | Revised: 27 June 2023 | Accepted: 9 July 2023

 

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest in this work.

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Published

2023-07-17

How to Cite

Serat, Z., Fatemi, S. A. Z., & Shirzad, S. (2023). Design and Economic Analysis of On-Grid Solar Rooftop PV System Using PVsyst Software. Archives of Advanced Engineering Science, 1(1), 63–76. https://doi.org/10.47852/bonviewAAES32021177

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