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Solar Energy assessment based on weather station data for direct site monitoring in Indonesia
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Energy and Environmental Technology.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 12 credits / 18 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis evaluates different sites for a weather measurement system and a suitable PV- simulation for University of Surabaya (UBAYA) in Indonesia/Java. The weather station is able to monitor all common weather phenomena including solar insolation. It is planned to use the data for scientific and educational purposes in the renewable energy studies. During evaluation and installation it falls into place that official specifications from global meteorological organizations could not be meet for some sensors caused by the conditions of UBAYA campus. After arranging the hardware the weather at the site was monitored for period of time.

A comparison with different official sources from ground based and satellite bases measurements showed differences in wind and solar radiation. In some cases the monthly average solar insolation was deviating 42 % for satellite-based measurements. For the ground based it was less than 10 %. The average wind speed has a difference of 33 % compared to a source, which evaluated the wind power in Surabaya. The wind direction shows instabilities towards east compared with data from local weather station at the airport.

PSET has the chance to get some investments to investigate photovoltaic on there own roof. With several simulations a suitable roof direction and the yearly and monthly outputs are shown. With a 7.7 kWpeak PV installation with the latest crystalline technology on the market 8.82 MWh/year could be achieved with weather data from 2012. Thin film technology could increase the value up to 9.13 MWh/year. However, the roofs have enough area to install PV. Finally the low price of electricity in Indonesia makes it not worth to feed in the energy into the public grid.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 54 p.
Keyword [en]
Solar Engergy, Weather, Indonesia, Surabaya, site monitoring
National Category
Environmental Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-13835OAI: diva2:699365
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Ubaya University (Surabaya, Indonesia)
Available from: 2014-02-28 Created: 2014-02-27 Last updated: 2014-02-28Bibliographically approved

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