An analysis of variation of very large-scale PV (VLS-PV) systems in the world deserts

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

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Abstract

When you consider the future of our planet, energy problem and environmental problem will appear. The authors propose its solution, which is utilization of deserts for power plant by PV technology. 100 MW VLS-PV systems which are fixed flat plate system in the world deserts and sun-tracking system in the Gobi desert are assumed and evaluated in detail by using Life Cycle Assessment. It means that the VLS-PV systems are evaluated in terms of its input and output from cradle to grave. As a result, 5.4 Cent/kWh cost, 1.6 years energy payback time, and 12 g-C/kWh CO2 emission rate for Sun tracking system are obtained in the Gobi desert case. Of cause, fixed flat plate systems get the low cost and low energy requirement. The Very Large-Scale sun tracking Photovoltaic power generation system is very promising for the energy resource saving and environmental issue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
EditorsK. Kurokawa, L.L. Kazmerski, B. McNeils, M. Yamaguchi, C. Wronski
Pages2809-2814
Number of pages6
VolumeC
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion - Osaka
Duration: 2003 May 112003 May 18

Other

OtherProceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
CityOsaka
Period03/5/1103/5/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ito, M., Kato, K., Komoto, K., Kichimi, T., Sugihara, H., & Kurokawa, K. (2003). An analysis of variation of very large-scale PV (VLS-PV) systems in the world deserts. In K. Kurokawa, L. L. Kazmerski, B. McNeils, M. Yamaguchi, & C. Wronski (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (Vol. C, pp. 2809-2814)