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Halu Oleo University Indonesia towards the green campus through the application of solar energy to support the electricity generation

Author(s): Mustarum Musaruddin, Usman Rianse, Aditya Rachman

a Electrical Engineering Department of Halu Oleo University Kendari 93232 Indonesia
b Agricultural Department of Halu Oleo University Kendari 93232 Indonesia
c Mechanical Engineering Department of Halu Oleo University Kendari 93232 Indonesia

International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 4, no. 2, April 2015: pp. 151-158
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.4.2.151-158

Abstract: The role of university to raise the awareness on the importance of the clean renewable energy development for communities is so indispensible. The application of the solar energy technology in the university area to support the electricity generation could be an appropriate starting point to deliver the awareness to students, the representation of the community in the campus. Halu Oleo University, one of the universities in Southeast Sulawesi, a developing province in eastern part of Indonesia with still current lack of the energy access, has potential to contribute in generating the student’s awareness by applying of the solar technology in the campus area. One of the important initial stages to apply this technology in the campus is to obtain the information on the solar energy potential and the appropriate strategies for the technology to obtain high sun power output. This information should be very useful in determining whether the technology will be technically and economically feasible. The aim of this study is to assess the potential solar energy, the technical strategy and the economic on the application of the photovoltaic (PV) energy technology in the campus area of Halu Oleo University Indonesia. The mathematical model of the solar radiation falling on a tilted surface, combined with the data of the solar global radiation obtained from the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center Surface meteorological and Solar Energy (SSE) web portal and the economical model of the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) are utilized to perform the assessment. It proposes some technical strategies on various tilt angle and orientation on a solar PV panel. The result shows that the potential annual solar energy is around 2092 KWH/m2 annually. In the technical strategy aspect, positioning the panel parallel to the earth surface can derive the high annual energy generation (around 209 KWH/m2) and potentially obtain the lower energy cost than those of the government solar energy purchased price (Feed-in Tariff) and some other energy costs.
Keywords: Halu Oleo University, solar, energy, potential, strategy, economic
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