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Operational costs and reliability in a large rural electrification programme Based on solar home systems
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
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. Keywords: Rural electrification, solar home systems, cost reduction, reliability
International
Si
Congress
28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (Eu Pvsec) 2013
960
Place
París (Francia)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
2196-100X
Start Date
30/09/2013
End Date
04/10/2013
From page
1
To page
5
28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (Eu Pvsec) 2013
Participants
  • Autor: Luis Narvarte Fernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Luis Miguel Carrasco Moreno (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: SISTEMAS FOTOVOLTÁICOS
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Circuitos y Sistemas
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