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Efficiency Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems for Carbon Footprint Reduction (Case Study: University of East London)
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1  University of East London, London, United Kingdom

Published: 07 November 2011 by MDPI in The 1st World Sustainability Forum session Environmental Sustainability
Abstract: The current energy crisis has shifted human efforts towards looking for and using renewable energy sources. One of the well known of these, is the solar energy. The two well known harvesting systems are PV and solar thermals. This paper tries to reflect the Photovoltaic systems in general in first instant. Furthermore it considers the efficiency analysis of the PVs by means of RETScreen 4 software. The case study chosen for this paper is University of East London located in London, England. The analysis are based on the RETScreen library and NASA related location statistics.
Comments on this paper
Yvan Dutil
Beware of retscreen
This is a nice analysis but Retscreen is not a very precise tool. It is normally use for the first cut analysis. Specialized tools rare needed to confirm the prediction of RETSCREEN.
Amin Hosseinian Far
Thank you indeed for reading the article and your comment. I do agree with you; further works can be done in this area. Integrated Assessment using Analytica is one of the specialized tools you mentioned. We are currently using it which as you said should be considered in the further works. Thank you again.