Determining The Rooftop Solar Potential of Tra Vinh University

Document Type : Original Article


1 Hau Giang Industrial Zone Authority, Hau Giang, Vietnam

2 Tra Vinh University


Solar energy is the fastest growing energy source in renewable forms, the development of solar power brings many economic and social benefits. To avoid negative impacts when connecting to the grid, it is necessary to identify and evaluate the potential and impact of rooftop solar power projects. In this study, the potential and impact of the rooftop solar power project was determined by Tra Vinh University by analytical methods and by application of specialized simulation software. The research results show that the real and simulated two-phase project with a total capacity of 300 kWp has a very high feasibility with the percentage difference in output between the simulated data and the data. actual phase I and phase II are 1.5% and 2.45% respectively. Project with total investment capital for phase I is 140,441$ and phase II is 226,483$, after 11.6 years simple payback for phase I and 9.6 years simple payback for phase II, with an output of 146,590 kW/year and 285,560 kW/year, respectively. The greenhouse gas emission limit is 4,634.2 t.CO2 over the 25-year operating life.