The value of PV electricity generation for domestic properties in the West of England

Xi Duan, Miles A. Redfern

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Abstract

This paper examines the real value of the solar PV system for residential use. The analysis was based on a domestic property in Bath in the West of England. Two systems have been analysed, these consist of a solar PV system with and without energy storage. In each system, two PV capacity rating systems have been considered, 1.5 and 3.5 kWp. The analysis examined the value of the electricity generated including the contribution from the Feed in Tariff for the four quarters of the year. These together with the electricity consumption of a test household were then analysed and led to an assessment of the potential value of the electricity generated and the percentage electricity savings provided by the PV array.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Universities Power Engineering Conference
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-5
ISBN (Print)9781479965571
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event49th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2014 - Cluj-Napoca, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Sep 20145 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference49th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2014
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityCluj-Napoca
Period2/09/145/09/14

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Keywords

  • domestic load study
  • domestic PV
  • FITs
  • local storage
  • renewable energy systems
  • tariffs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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Duan, X., & Redfern, M. A. (2014). The value of PV electricity generation for domestic properties in the West of England. In Proceedings of the Universities Power Engineering Conference (pp. 1-5). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/UPEC.2014.6934652