On-Grid Renewable Energy System Design and Cost Analysis with HOMER Software for AUST

Author (s):

  1. Md Meganur Rhaman, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka, mizan_aust@yahoo.com
  2. Srabony Islam, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka


In this study we have designed photovoltaic (PV) cells based renewable energy system which is already connected with grid line DPDC (Dhaka Power Distribution Company). Manually we have calculated the COE (cost of energy) for this system which is Tk. 3.34/ kWh or unit (1 USD = Tk. 84), again we have designed and calculated the COE for the same system using HOMER (Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables) software which is also 3.2/kWh. The system we have selected that is our university AUST (Ahsanullah University of science and Technology), Dhaka, Bangladesh which is prominent and first private engineering university in Bangladesh. This university is in a preferable position for solar radiation to generation solar energy; the average solar radiation varies from 3.92 to 5.71 kWh/m2. Office of the University Engineer provided us all the required data then we have designed and calculated the COE, establishment cost and amount of money can be save from this system. Also we have mention the system is environmental friendly because of no carbon dioxide (CO2) emission from this system.

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