Design, implementation and evaluation of the energy performance of a photovoltaic solar system in Cota, Colombia

Author(s): Juan Carlos Mendoza Mendoza
Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios – UNIMINUTO Virtual y a Distancia. Licenciatura en Educación Básica con Énfasis en Ciencias Naturales y Educación Ambiental, transverse 73A No 81i-19, Bogotá 110111, Colombia
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 9, no. 5, September 2020: pp. 843-854
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.9.5.843-854

Abstract: In recent years the growth of photovoltaic technology (FV) worldwide has allowed reducing the emission of the greenhouse gases. This article presents a design, implementation and energy evaluation of 1 kW autonomous photovoltaic system installed in Bioparque La Reserva de Cota, Cundinamarca Colombia. The FV System generates 3,36 kWh/month, with represents an economic saving of (122.31 USD/year) and a CO2 reduction about 0.028 Tn/year, this value is equivalent to 2.9893 gallons of ACPM or 3.6523 gallons of gasoline. The results show that production costs and greenhouses gases emissions decrease, which means a contribution to mitigate the climatic change.

Keywords: climatic change, photovoltaic panel, renewable energy, solar energy, solar panel
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