Developing an Economic Analysis Application for Solar Rooftop Electricity Generating in Thai Residential


This paper presents the development of an economic analysis application for solar rooftop electricity generating in homestead. This study focuses on extracting specific parameters of solar rooftop system in residences and finding indicators of cost analysis and economic benefits to design and develop an application for solar rooftop system and economic analysis by using Visual C#. This application can reduce the complexity of the investment calculation of the solar rooftop system and also reduce human error from manual calculating by only input the location and the dimension of the plant area to get the result. The Graphic Design Interface (GUI) was designed in Thai language to help Thai people who are interested in the solar rooftop project to be able to analyze the economic benefits by themselves. The default of the calculation is to use the parameters of Poly Crystalline Silicon (c-Si) which is popular in Thailand and the information on the solar radiation value in each area from The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency of Thailand. So, the results from this application can represent the real value of each area in Thailand. In addition, the user can vary the technical parameters and economics costs, which could make the result more accurate, so that people can choose an acceptable investment by themselves.

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Ariya Pengruksa, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
Chatchan Thongjub, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
Amporn Kunchornrat, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

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Conference: ACSEE2017
Stream: Energy: Renewable Energy and Environmental Solutions

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