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Reduction In Electricity Consumption by Applying Solar Electric System or Photovolatic (PV) System at Residential Apartment


Mrs. Komal Rahul Pardeshi , Walchand Institute of Technology , Solapur; Mrs. Kanchan A. Khedikar, Walchand Institute of Technology, Solapur


Sustainable development, Solar electric system, photovoltaic (PV) system, Residential apartment, electricity consumption


Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. For engineers, sustainable development is the design of man-made systems to ensure the current uses of natural resources without affecting the quality of life of future generations. One of the natural resource that we can use is Sun which gives us solar energy. Solar energy can be converted into solar power. Solar power is produced by collecting sunlight and converting it into electricity. Solar energy is completely non-polluting, green energy, throughout its life free and also it does not emit any greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The objective of this paper is to save electricity consumption used for common purpose at residential apartment. This paper presents the proposed idea of implementing solar electric system also called as photovoltaic (PV) system at Akshat Palms apartment , Solapur. Photovoltaic (PV) systems convert sunlight directly to electricity. They work any time the sun is shining, but more electricity is produced when the sunlight is more intense and strikes the PV modules directly. Solar power system provides safe and reliable power generation without the need and expense of installing utility power. This paper gives the description about how much electricity is currently used by the apartment for common purpose like lift, parking area, porch light etc and how this electricity consumption can be reduce by applying solar panels at this apartment. The study involves determining the size of PV system required for the apartment. Then comparison of the electricity generated by this PV system per year with the usage of current annual electricity. It is based on the electricity usage measured in kilowatt-hours for apartment over the past few months. This electricity bills shows usage of near about 4500 units per month. The goal of this study is to reduce this electricity consumption which will automatically reduce carbon emission. We can also assume that Solar Photovoltaic will play an important role in the overall energy supply for residential apartment. By applying solar PV system at residential apartment will automatically reduce the monthly maintenance cost which each flat owner have to pay.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I90416
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2016
Page(s): 923-925

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