E3S Web Conf.
Volume 123, 2019Ukrainian School of Mining Engineering - 2019
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||22 October 2019|
Issues of photovoltaic installation size choice for a hard coal mine
1 Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, 7A Wybickiego St., 31-261 Cracow, Poland
2 AGH University of Science and Technology, 30 Mickiewicza Ave., 30-059 Cracow, Poland
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Poland is the leader in hard coal mining in the European Union and in generation of electricity on this basis, it is related also to low generation of energy from renewable energy sources, in particular photovoltaic installations. The paper analyses the potential of PV installations application for the needs of a selected hard coal mine from the Upper Silesian Coal Basin. Using the hourly data on its electricity consumption in 2018 various sizes of PV installations were selected, a simple payback period was calculated as well as the percentage of energy from the installation use for the current mine operations. It has been shown that in the case of a mine, having available 20 MW of ordered power and average consumption of approx. 14 MW, an installation of 20 MWp rating covers approx. 15% of the electricity demand per year, while for 1 o’clock p.m., i.e. the hour at which most frequently the peak consumption occurred, the share in electricity demand coverage by the PV installation of this power on average amounts to approx. 50% per year.
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