Technical and economic feasibility of solar PV systems supported by energy storage in hospitals in KSA
Mounir Bouzguenda, Abdulaziz Almulhim, Abdulrahman Shawki, Ahmed Al-Baa’dani, Ibrahim Ahmed, Mohammed Alkulaib, Mohammed Al-Aqildownload PDF
Abstract. The ambitious KSA 2030 Vision has among others targeted the deployment of renewable energies to meet KSA’s primary electric load in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. Within this framework, the authors have evaluated the economic and technical feasibility of using a combination of solar PV systems and central energy storage systems in the health sectors. The combination of the two sources means reducing gas emissions, and increasing the instantaneous power from renewable energy sources while using energy storage to counterattack the intermittency of solar PV energy that is known to cause stability issues for the grid. In addition, it reduces the dependency on standby diesel generators that emit high pollution levels. The paper addresses the available energy storage devices and the design of a hybrid solar PV system combined with battery-stored energy. Through the study, it was found that up to 15 percent of the electric consumption can be provided by the solar PV system. It was found that the cost of energy competes with conventional electricity. In addition, the cost of storage devices has a significant impact on the cost of energy. Moreover, low payback periods were obtained for some systems.
Payback, Cost of Energy, KSA 2030 Vision, Community Energy Storage, Load Factor, Solar PV
Published online 8/10/2023, 7 pages
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Citation: Mounir Bouzguenda, Abdulaziz Almulhim, Abdulrahman Shawki, Ahmed Al-Baa’dani, Ibrahim Ahmed, Mohammed Alkulaib, Mohammed Al-Aqil, Technical and economic feasibility of solar PV systems supported by energy storage in hospitals in KSA, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 31, pp 531-537, 2023
The article was published as article 55 of the book Advanced Topics in Mechanics of Materials, Structures and Construction
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