Solel från ljudbarriär: längs Annetorpsvägen i Hyllie, Malmö
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
City of Malmö has ambitions for the district Hyllie to become a demonstrative area ofsustainable urban development. As a part of this the following report aims to investigate the potential in using noise barriers combined with photovoltaics along Annetorpsvägen to generate solar electricity. To quantify the losses that shadows from buildings along the roadmight cause, a 3D-model of the area was constructed in SketchUp. This digital model made it possible to simulate shadows and how they change over the year. A reference model of a photovoltaic noise barrier (PVNB) was constructed and used to find the dates on which the solar cells are shadowed depending on building heights and positioning of the barrier.
The results show that two lengths with a total distance of 400 meters is appropriate for applying photovoltaic noise barriers. Along distance A, a PVNB with a total capacity of 19 kWp is expected to generate 18 000 kWh per year assuming realistic shadowing, which equals 6% losses compared to production without shadows. The PVNB along distance B with installed capacity of 37 kWp has no considerable problems with shadowing and is expected to generate 37 500 kWh per year. This gives a total production of 56 500 kWh per year.
The combined investment costs (excluding costs for the actual noise barrier) for both power plants are assumed to be approximately one million SEK. Expected economical outcome is a negative capital value after 25 years, although a change of critical factors such as investment aid, investment cost, electricity prices and cost of capital may result in a more positive outcome. Production losses from shadowing and dirt seem to have a minimal effect on the outcome
Despite uncertainty in the economical outcome, realizing the project would have several other positive effects such as reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and a positive impact on the public view of renewable energy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 59 p.
PVNB, ljudbarriär, bullerplank, solceller, hållbart samhälle, hyllie, malmö
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Energy Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-25911OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-25911DiVA: diva2:729710
Subject / course
Josefsson, Ingemar, Universitetsadjunkt
Jonny, Hylander, Professor