Feasibility Construction of a 4 MW PV Power Plant to Provide Sustainable Electricity to Bandar Abbas Industrial Estate

Document Type : Original Article


Iranian National Standard Organization(INSO)



The upward increases in electricity consumption in the last decade and excessive use of electricity in these years have challenged the electricity industry and related industries. The blackout caused by this increase in consumption leads to losses for manufacturing companies and workshops. The location of Hormozgan province has created this mentality for researchers that due to high humidity and dust, it is not possible to use PV power plants. The possibility of installing a 4 MW PV power plant in Industrial Estate No 2, has been investigated, and the simulation results with PVSol, PVSyst, and RETScreen software have shown that the location is a suitable place to install the power plant, and there is a possibility of obtaining suitable energy and supporting the industrial estate. In the selected position, it is possible to get suitable solar energy for more than eight months of the year, and solar energy could be used for more than 10 hours a day. The output of the simulations also showed that the construction of the PV power plant in this location with a performance factor of 0.7 and an average output power of 3.2 MW would be good efficiency. Since the hours of solar energy production correspond to the electricity peak hours of consumption, the PV power plant can be used as a suitable alternative for producing stable electricity and preventing power outages during peak hours of production units and factories. The use and comparison between south-facing panels and delta wing and the use of these types of equipment in the hot and humid climatic conditions of Hormozgan province have been done for the first time in this research.


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