Technical and Economical Prefeasibility Study of a Solar Water Heating (SWH) System in an Apartment Building in Cape Town

Olugbeminiyi IDOWU, Toluwalope IGE, Nicole LACOUVE, Amin A. MUSTAFA, Luis Rojas Solorzano

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Abstract

Solar power has significant potential to reduce reliance on conventional energy sources in South Africa. A prefeasibility study for a communal solar water heating system (SWHS) is performed for an apartment building in the Cape Town area. Energetic-economic modeling of the system is performed by calculating the solar fraction and fundamental indicators of the financial analysis, such as internal rate of return (IRR), net present value (NPV), and benefit–cost ratio. Results indicate that a SWHS with a solar fraction of 32% and a benefit–cost ratio of 3.05 is realizable. Additionally, sensitivity analysis of financial results with respect to incentive rebate amount and electricity escalation rate is performed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExergy for A Better Environment and Improved Sustainability, Volume 2
Subtitle of host publicationApplications
EditorsFethi Aloui, Ibrahim Dincer
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages667-679
Number of pages13
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-62575-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-62574-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2018

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NameGreen Energy and Technology

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IDOWU, O., IGE, T., LACOUVE, N., MUSTAFA, A. A., & Rojas Solorzano, L. (2018). Technical and Economical Prefeasibility Study of a Solar Water Heating (SWH) System in an Apartment Building in Cape Town. In F. Aloui, & I. Dincer (Eds.), Exergy for A Better Environment and Improved Sustainability, Volume 2: Applications (Vol. 2, pp. 667-679). (Green Energy and Technology). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62575-1_47

Technical and Economical Prefeasibility Study of a Solar Water Heating (SWH) System in an Apartment Building in Cape Town. / IDOWU, Olugbeminiyi; IGE, Toluwalope; LACOUVE, Nicole; MUSTAFA, Amin A.; Rojas Solorzano, Luis.

Exergy for A Better Environment and Improved Sustainability, Volume 2: Applications. ed. / Fethi Aloui; Ibrahim Dincer. Vol. 2 Springer International Publishing, 2018. p. 667-679 (Green Energy and Technology).

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

IDOWU, O, IGE, T, LACOUVE, N, MUSTAFA, AA & Rojas Solorzano, L 2018, Technical and Economical Prefeasibility Study of a Solar Water Heating (SWH) System in an Apartment Building in Cape Town. in F Aloui & I Dincer (eds), Exergy for A Better Environment and Improved Sustainability, Volume 2: Applications. vol. 2, Green Energy and Technology, Springer International Publishing, pp. 667-679. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62575-1_47
IDOWU O, IGE T, LACOUVE N, MUSTAFA AA, Rojas Solorzano L. Technical and Economical Prefeasibility Study of a Solar Water Heating (SWH) System in an Apartment Building in Cape Town. In Aloui F, Dincer I, editors, Exergy for A Better Environment and Improved Sustainability, Volume 2: Applications. Vol. 2. Springer International Publishing. 2018. p. 667-679. (Green Energy and Technology). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62575-1_47
IDOWU, Olugbeminiyi ; IGE, Toluwalope ; LACOUVE, Nicole ; MUSTAFA, Amin A. ; Rojas Solorzano, Luis. / Technical and Economical Prefeasibility Study of a Solar Water Heating (SWH) System in an Apartment Building in Cape Town. Exergy for A Better Environment and Improved Sustainability, Volume 2: Applications. editor / Fethi Aloui ; Ibrahim Dincer. Vol. 2 Springer International Publishing, 2018. pp. 667-679 (Green Energy and Technology).
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