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Performance investigation of grid-connected PV systems for family farms: case study of North-West of Algeria

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  • Maammeur, H.
  • Hamidat, A.
  • Loukarfi, L.
  • Missoum, M.
  • Abdeladim, K.
  • Nacer, T.

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Generating electricity from renewable energy rather than fossil fuels offers significant benefits for the environment and the sustainable development. Solar energy is tremendously more abundant than any other renewable energy source on the planet and locally available. The present paper provides an extensive literature review of grid-connected PV systems supplying agricultural family farms and assesses their energy performance. The case study was cattle farms in the Chlef district (North-West of Algeria). A typical farm was chosen for this region in order to establish load profile according to monthly electrical bills. The results showed that 49% of the total on-farm electricity consumption was from renewable energy. Furthermore, an economic and environmental analysis was performed in order to investigate the performance of the on-farm PV system introduction. A sensitivity analysis was realized by changing some economic parameters such as the electricity sellback price and the project lifetime. The study demonstrates the economic viability and the environmental sustainability of the proposed system. The generalization of the proposed systems to all the Algerian farms will play an important role in the national electricity generation and greenhouse gas mitigation.

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  • Maammeur, H. & Hamidat, A. & Loukarfi, L. & Missoum, M. & Abdeladim, K. & Nacer, T., 2017. "Performance investigation of grid-connected PV systems for family farms: case study of North-West of Algeria," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 78(C), pages 1208-1220.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:78:y:2017:i:c:p:1208-1220
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.004
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