Optimize solar PV plant place and transportation for Europe and Africa
Project Title: Optimize solar PV plant place and transportation for Europe and Africa
Collaborating GEO-BENE partners: FELIS ( Freiburg University), IIASA
with the significantly increasing population and greatly consuming of energy, the conversion energy can not provide enough energy commodities for peopl.e living. The renewable energy, such as solar, biomass and wind, shed a light for this situation. The satellite’s launching can provide the global simultaneous data, especially for Geo-reference. Therefore, using these data can optimize the best place to install the renewable plant and the best transportation in order to get the maximal profit.
The solar irradiation data comes from NASA website, which has the 0.5 *0.5 resolution degrees. The solar PV module price data and electricity demand data are obtained from IEA. Some of them are obtained from internet. The PV transportation efficient data are obtained from DLR.
Solar plant size and solar transportation of 29 Europe countries are simulated with simple solar bewhere model.
The results show that for researched Europe countries, Germany is the best place to install the PV plant, with the plant size 137124.89 GW/y. The transportation is center on Germany and every researched country’ electricity can be satisfied.