Design of maintenance structures for rural electrification with solar home systems. The case of the Moroccan program

Carrasco Moreno, Luis Miguel and Martín Campos, F.J. and Narvarte Fernández, Luis and Ortuño, M.T. and Vitoriano, B. (2016). Design of maintenance structures for rural electrification with solar home systems. The case of the Moroccan program. "Energy" (n. 117); pp. 47-57. ISSN 0360-5442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2016.10.073.

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Title: Design of maintenance structures for rural electrification with solar home systems. The case of the Moroccan program
Author/s:
  • Carrasco Moreno, Luis Miguel
  • Martín Campos, F.J.
  • Narvarte Fernández, Luis
  • Ortuño, M.T.
  • Vitoriano, B.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy
Date: December 2016
ISSN: 0360-5442
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Rural electrification, Operation & maintenance Optimisation model
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In decentralised rural electrification through solar home systems, private companies and promoting institutions are faced with the problem of deploying maintenance structures to operate and guarantee the service of the solar systems for long periods (ten years or more). The problems linked to decentralisation, such as the dispersion of dwellings, difficult access and maintenance needs, makes it an arduous task. This paper proposes an innovative design tool created ad hoc for photovoltaic rural electrification based on a real photovoltaic rural electrification program in Morocco as a special case study. The tool is developed from a mathematical model comprising a set of decision variables (location, transport, etc.) that must meet certain constraints and whose optimisation criterion is the minimum cost of the operation and maintenance activity assuming an established quality of service. The main output of the model is the overall cost of the maintenance structure. The best location for the local maintenance headquarters and warehouses in a given region is established, as are the number of maintenance technicians and vehicles required.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTIN2012-32482UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/ICE-2845 (CASI-CAM)UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 44467
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/44467/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:44467
DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2016.10.073
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036054421631502X
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 07 Mar 2017 19:00
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2019 23:30
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