Potential Assessment of Electricity Generation from Solar PV Systems at Dhaka University

Thesis Level: "Master’s Thesis"

Researcher Name: Naima Binta Enam

Supervisor Name: Dr. Md. Humayun Kabir

Academic Session: 2013

Date of submission: July 2015


Power (Electricity) crisis hinders the development of any country. Demand for power is increasing day by day in every part of the world especially on developing country like us. Demand of electricity power in urban cities especially in Capital Dhaka is so high and it is almost 23% of country’s total demand of the country. This raising demand of Dhaka is because it offers greater opportunities for better livelihood, academic facilities along with many other available facilities that attract people to dwell here. Dhaka University is one of the oldest landmarks in Dhaka city contributing academic sector of the country since a long time. With the pace of time, it has been extended in educational range but not in territory. As a result, demand in power consumption is increase with the decrease of its land area. At present, it occupies only 1.24 kilometer square of land area with no fallow space excluding the roof area, indicating high increase of population. Naturally, increasing number of people consume more energy resulting uprising trend in the demand and therefore, electricity demand of Dhaka university is almost 2% of total demand of Dhaka city. In order to supply this enormous demand and to mitigate the crisis in power sector, renewable energy sources especially applications of solar energy can be introduced to generate power using the roof mounted PV system in University campus. The primary focus of this paper is to develop a careful estimate of the total roof area of University of Dhaka and thus energy generation potential with the help of related literature to obtain approximate areas available for PV and feasibility of this power generation against its consumption. The main emphasis is on the evaluation of the rooftop area and how this can be integrated in an estimation of the technical potential.  Considering 5% error in area calculation, the study shows using only 12% area of whole campus, probable production will be 13.94MW.

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