E3S Web Conf.
Volume 107, 20192019 4th International Conference on Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (ICSREE 2019)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Renewable Energy Engineering|
|Published online||05 July 2019|
Assessing solar resource and photovoltaic production in Tahiti from ground-based measurements
University of French Polynesia, GEPASUD Laboratory
2 Direction Inter Régionale de Polynésie française, Météo France
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
This study focuses on the solar resource available at Faaa, Tahiti (17.5°S, 149.5°W) thanks to 10 year-long solar irradiance time series. Faaa’s global horizontal irradiance ranges from 14 MJ.m-2.day-1 (June) to 21 MJ.m-2.day-1 (November) in agreement with the sun’s annual path, while clearness index ranges from 0.5 (January) to 0.67 (July), in agreement with the wet and dry seasons. The Global Solar Atlas satellite-derived dataset shows acceptable relative error when compared to Faaa in situ measurements. This product could then be used for other coastal areas of Tahiti. The annual energy output of a single PV module is 256.7 kWh, which corresponds to 7 % of the annual consumption of a typical household in Tahiti. The capacity factor reaches 22.5 %, which makes Faaa a good site for harnessing solar resource.
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