Review and resource assessment, solar energy in different region in Ecuador

Juan Lata García, Francisco Jurado, Víctor Larco

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Environmental pollution caused by the generation of electricity through fossil fuels leads several countries to adopt strategies for the exploitation of renewable energy sources. In this work, the current energy situation of Ecuador and the incorporation of photovoltaic generators in the national system is reviewed. The document is completed with the evaluation of the energy potential for an average load in the four regions of Ecuador. The selection of the locations of the system under study is chosen through the solar atlas and the meteorological data for a year. The technical dimensioning and economic analysis is achieved through the Homer software. The results show that the insular region reaches the lowest value of levelized cost of energy (COE) $0.529, an autonomy of 22.7 hours and unmet electric load 0.06% per year..

Original languageEnglish
Article number01003
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
StatePublished - 15 Jan 2019
Event2018 International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environment Engineering, REEE 2018 - Paris, France
Duration: 29 Oct 201831 Oct 2018

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