E3S Web Conf.
Volume 80, 20192018 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment Engineering (REEE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Clean Energy and Energy Engineering|
|Published online||15 January 2019|
Review and resource assessment, solar energy in different region in Ecuador
Department of Electrical Engineering, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana - GIPI, Ecuador
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, EPS Linares, University of Jaen, Spain
Environmental pollution caused by the generation of electricity through fossil fuels leads several countries to adopt strategies for the exploitation of renewable energy sources. In this work, the current energy situation of Ecuador and the incorporation of photovoltaic generators in the national system is reviewed. The document is completed with the evaluation of the energy potential for an average load in the four regions of Ecuador. The selection of the locations of the system under study is chosen through the solar atlas and the meteorological data for a year. The technical dimensioning and economic analysis is achieved through the Homer software. The results show that the insular region reaches the lowest value of levelized cost of energy (COE) $0.529, an autonomy of 22.7 hours and unmet electric load 0.06% per year.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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