SOLAR TECHNOLOGY: EMPOWERING SERBIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE

  • Luka Djordjevic University of Novi Sad, Technical Faculty “Mihajlo Pupin“, 23101 Zrenjanin, Serbia
  • Slavica Prvulovic University of Novi Sad, Technical Faculty “Mihajlo Pupin“,Djure Djakovića bb, 23000 Zrenjanin, Serbia
  • Mica Djurdjev University of Novi Sad, Technical Faculty “Mihajlo Pupin“, 23101 Zrenjanin, Serbia
  • Borivoj Novakovic University of Novi Sad, Technical Faculty “Mihajlo Pupin“, 23101 Zrenjanin, Serbia
  • Mihalj Bakator University of Novi Sad, Technical Faculty “Mihajlo Pupin“, 23101 Zrenjanin, Serbia
Keywords: solar energy, Serbia, performance ratio

Abstract

This study investigated the solar power potential and performance in Serbia, a country with favorable solar conditions but limited resource utilization. The principal objectives of the investigation were to analyze the performance ratio (PR) and assess the electricity production of simulated solar power plants in different distribution areas. The Photovoltaic System software (PVsyst 7.3) was employed to simulate five grid-connected solar power plants, each with a capacity of 10 MW, in five distribution areas of the Serbian Public Electric Utility Company. The study found that the PR values varied from 81.7 % to 84 %, indicating favorable conditions for harnessing the solar potential. The simulations projected an annual electricity delivery to the grid of 64.41 GWh. According to the study’s estimates, installed solar power plants would be capable of meeting 0.22 % of the electricity needs in Serbia.

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Published
2024-02-06
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Djordjevic L, Prvulovic S, Djurdjev M, Novakovic B, Bakator M. SOLAR TECHNOLOGY: EMPOWERING SERBIA’S RENEWABLE ENERGY FUTURE. MatTech [Internet]. 2024Feb.6 [cited 2024Apr.25];58(1):33–39. Available from: https://mater-tehnol.si/index.php/MatTech/article/view/944

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