A sensitivity analysis of very large-scale photovoltaic power generation (VLS-PV) systems in deserts

Masakazu Ito, Kazuhiko Kato, Keiichi Komoto, Tetsuo Kichimi, Kosuke Kurokawa

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Abstract

A preliminary study on potential of Very Large Scale Photovoltaic Power Generation Systems (VLS-PV) in deserts from economical and environmental view points has been studied. However, the data in the studies depend on site, country, price and so on. Therefore, a sensitivity analysis of the studies should be obtained. In this paper, five case studies of sensitivity analysis of VLS-PV systems were evaluated from economical and environmental view points. Case studies were set five cases; (1) PV module efficiency, (2) PV module degradation, (3) interest ratio and depreciation period, (4) labor cost and (5) cable. In summary, generation cost was affected by degradation, interest ratio, depreciation period and labor cost. Required energy and CO2 emission were affected by PV module efficiency and degradation ratio.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
Pages2387-2390
Number of pages4
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 - Waikoloa, HI
Duration: 2006 May 72006 May 12

Other

Other2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period06/5/706/5/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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Ito, M., Kato, K., Komoto, K., Kichimi, T., & Kurokawa, K. (2007). A sensitivity analysis of very large-scale photovoltaic power generation (VLS-PV) systems in deserts. In Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 (Vol. 2, pp. 2387-2390). [4060158] https://doi.org/10.1109/WCPEC.2006.279672