This paper presents economic evaluation of storage battery systems which increase the self-use of PV output at houses and buildings. The selling price of PV generated energy is decreasing. Battery energy storage systems (BESS) can increase the self-use of PV output, and decrease the volume of buying electric power. So, the introduction of BESS to houses and buildings equipped with PV systems will be economical when the price of BESS is decreased enough. Authors investigated the optimum BESS capacity and hourly charge-discharge pattern for a year, then evaluated annual cost. Daily load pattern of each house and building, and time-of-use electric rates affect the conditions to make BESS cost-effective. Such conditions are shown in this paper.
- Economic evaluation
- Photovoltaic generation system
- Storage battery
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