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Photovoltaic Systems in Existing Residential Building in Egypt
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Adel El-Menchawy, Hesham Bassioni, Abdel-Aziz Farouk
Ecology, Life Cycle Cost, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy
Recently, world has become more conscious about the environment, changes occurring in climate and in earth in general. It started to pay more attention to the impact of the technological and industrial revolution on the ecology and human health, which resulted in directing all the new researches towards renewable energy and recycling materials. In the development of energy sources in Egypt of the 21st century, it is necessary to view the use of solar energy in all applications as one of the most promising new and renewable energy sources. This paper presents a study and design of a complete photovoltaic system for providing the electrical loads in an existing family house according to their energy requirement. It is found that providing electricity to a family house in a rural zone using photovoltaic systems are very beneficial and competitive with the other types of conventional energy sources, especially considering the decreasing prices of these systems and their increasing efficiencies and reliability. They have also the advantage of maintaining a clean environment.These principals are applied in the case study (Renovation of the existing staff housing unit at Wardan railways training institute, 6 of October, Egypt) and calculated the life cycle cost of the proposed alternatives.
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