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One Year Real Data Rooftop PV System Performance Analysis of a University Academic Campus

Firas Obeidat(1), Ibrahim Omar Rahoma(2*)

(1) Philadelphia University, Jordan
(2) Philadelphia University, Jordan
(*) Corresponding author


DOI: https://doi.org/10.15866/irecon.v9i4.20232

Abstract


This paper presents the details of 13 rooftop PV systems installed at Philadelphia University (PU) in Amman-Jordan and gives an assessment of these PV systems in terms of the design layout that harmonize the university building’s roofs architectural style, and also in terms of energy generated compared with the university energy consumption using real data of the year 2019. Technoeconomic performance metrics and socio environmental assessment of the PV systems are also performed. The analysis shows that more than 99% of the energy needs of the university are met by solar energy. This energy generated is equivalent to 1587 metric tons of CO2 eq. This amount of CO2 avoided is equivalent to 26,236 tree seedings grown for 10 years. This emphasizes the main conclusion that Philadelphia University has taken the right decision with the installation of these systems that represent a great step towards the university sustainability.
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Academic Campus Sustainability; PV Systems Assessment; PV Systems Performance Metrics; Socio-Environmental Impact

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