On-Grid PV Opportunities in University Campuses: A Case Study at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan

Daniyar Aitkulov, Zhuldyz Assylova, Elnara Suanbekova, Luis Rojas Solorzano

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Abstract

In this investigation, a feasibility study of installing PV panels on the rooftop of School of Engineering at NU is carried out. A 24 kWp rooftop PV installation with a 14.7% capacity factor, capable to export 31 MWh of electricity to the grid per year, is analyzed. Three scenarios or policy options are presented. The scenarios corresponded to having or not government grants (GG) and having attractive Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) rates to determine their financial benefits. The GG scenario was considered as 30% of project cost, while FIT was varied from current rate in the country (36,410 KZT/MWh) to a more attractive rate. Results demonstrate that current scenario of FIT is marginally favorable, while 30% of incentives on initial costs moderatedly improves the benefits of the project. However, a hypothetical FIT of 70,000 KZT/MWh, even without incentives, dramatically improves the outcome (e.g., Equity Payback of 5 years).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Role of Exergy in Energy and the Environment
EditorsSandro Nizetic, Agis Papadopoulos
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Chapter41
Pages589
Number of pages601
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-89845-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-89844-5
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Publication statusPublished - Jul 31 2018

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NameGreen Energy and Technology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
ISSN (Print)1865-3529

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Aitkulov, D., Assylova, Z., Suanbekova, E., & Rojas Solorzano, L. (2018). On-Grid PV Opportunities in University Campuses: A Case Study at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. In S. Nizetic, & A. Papadopoulos (Eds.), The Role of Exergy in Energy and the Environment (1 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 589). (Green Energy and Technology). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89845-2

On-Grid PV Opportunities in University Campuses: A Case Study at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. / Aitkulov, Daniyar; Assylova, Zhuldyz; Suanbekova, Elnara; Rojas Solorzano, Luis.

The Role of Exergy in Energy and the Environment. ed. / Sandro Nizetic; Agis Papadopoulos. Vol. 1 1. ed. Springer International Publishing, 2018. p. 589 (Green Energy and Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Aitkulov, D, Assylova, Z, Suanbekova, E & Rojas Solorzano, L 2018, On-Grid PV Opportunities in University Campuses: A Case Study at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. in S Nizetic & A Papadopoulos (eds), The Role of Exergy in Energy and the Environment. 1 edn, vol. 1, Green Energy and Technology, Springer International Publishing, pp. 589. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89845-2
Aitkulov D, Assylova Z, Suanbekova E, Rojas Solorzano L. On-Grid PV Opportunities in University Campuses: A Case Study at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. In Nizetic S, Papadopoulos A, editors, The Role of Exergy in Energy and the Environment. 1 ed. Vol. 1. Springer International Publishing. 2018. p. 589. (Green Energy and Technology). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89845-2
Aitkulov, Daniyar ; Assylova, Zhuldyz ; Suanbekova, Elnara ; Rojas Solorzano, Luis. / On-Grid PV Opportunities in University Campuses: A Case Study at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Role of Exergy in Energy and the Environment. editor / Sandro Nizetic ; Agis Papadopoulos. Vol. 1 1. ed. Springer International Publishing, 2018. pp. 589 (Green Energy and Technology).
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