Operational costs and reliability in a large rural electrification programme based on solar home systems

Narvarte Fernández, Luis and Carrasco Moreno, Luis Miguel (2013). Operational costs and reliability in a large rural electrification programme based on solar home systems. In: "28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (Eu Pvsec) 2013", 30/09/2013 - 04/10/2013, París (Francia). ISBN 3-936338-33-7. pp. 1-5.

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Title: Operational costs and reliability in a large rural electrification programme based on solar home systems
Author/s:
  • Narvarte Fernández, Luis
  • Carrasco Moreno, Luis Miguel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (Eu Pvsec) 2013
Event Dates: 30/09/2013 - 04/10/2013
Event Location: París (Francia)
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (Eu Pvsec) 2013
Date: 2013
ISBN: 3-936338-33-7
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Rural electrification, solar home systems, cost reduction, reliability
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Experiences in decentralized rural electrification programmes using solar home systems have suffered difficulties during the operation and maintenance phase, due in many cases, to the underestimation of the maintenance cost, because of the decentralized character of the activity, and also because the reliability of the solar home system components is frequently unknown. This paper reports on the reliability study and cost characterization achieved in a large photovoltaic rural electrification programme carried out in Morocco. The paper aims to determinate the reliability features of the solar systems, focusing in the in-field testing for batteries and photovoltaic modules. The degradation rates for batteries and PV modules have been extracted from the in-field experiments. On the other hand, the main costs related to the operation and maintenance activity have been identified with the aim of establishing the main factors that lead to the failure of the quality sustainability in many rural electrification programmes.

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Item ID: 30222
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/30222/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:30222
Official URL: http://www.photovoltaic-conference.com/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Sep 2014 14:35
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2016 00:29
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