Solar PV for Australian tropical region; the most affordable and an appropriate power supply option

Zahedi, A. (2016) Solar PV for Australian tropical region; the most affordable and an appropriate power supply option. In: Proceedings of the Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, pp. 1-4. From: AUPEC 2016: Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 25-28 September 2016, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

from electricity point of view, the Australia's state of Queensland is part of the NEM (National Electricity Market) and its electricity grid is connected to the electricity network of other Southern and Eastern states of Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia). A large amount of electricity delivered to North and Far North of Queensland state is produced in South and Central part of this state. So the electricity has to travel a long distance to reach the North Queensland. Queensland state especially north part is subject to the natural disasters such as Cyclone. Most of the electricity network facilities are outdoor devices. The objective of this paper is to explore the possibility of using more local resources such as solar energy. (Using sugar Cains for electricity generation is another feasible option). This paper present the results of a study conducted to estimate the potential benefits of using solar photovoltaic electricity in tropical region of North Queensland. The results of this study suggest that the Australian Solar PV electricity not only can produce low-cost electricity for North Queensland, but also has the potential to become an export product to the ASEAN countries.

Item ID: 47078
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: solar photovoltaic, electricity for north Queensland
ISBN: 978-1-5090-1405-7
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2017 07:34
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl Solar Cells) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850504 Solar-Photovoltaic Energy @ 100%
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