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Technical and economic assessment of utility interactive PV systems for domestic applications in south-east Queensland

Khouzam, Kamel Y. (1999) Technical and economic assessment of utility interactive PV systems for domestic applications in south-east Queensland. IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 14(4), pp. 1544-1550.

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Abstract

Electric utilities in Australia have been developing policies to stimulate interest and permit the purchase of electricity generated by renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic systems (PV). Studies show that under current conditions, it is technically feasible to introduce small-scale, grid connected, roof-top photovoltaic generation systems with or without battery storage. Economic analysis show that the electricity tariff structure for PV and other renewables requires a major change to allow a reasonable and an acceptable pay-back period if PV is to become an attractive economic investment to private owners. The technical policy developed by the utility should be reviewed to better match the operational characteristics of PV and inverter systems.

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ID Code: 6670
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Grid connected photovoltaic systems, Battery storage, Technical guidelines, Cost analysis
DOI: 10.1109/60.815103
ISSN: 0885-8969
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Financial Economics (140207)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power) (090607)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > APPLIED MATHEMATICS (010200) > Operations Research (010206)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 IEEE
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Deposited On: 27 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:38

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