Features of fully integrated renewable energy atlas for Pakistan; wind, solar and cooling

Ashfaq, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-5152-5550 and Ianakiev, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-1413-8110, 2018. Features of fully integrated renewable energy atlas for Pakistan; wind, solar and cooling. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 97, pp. 14-27. ISSN 1364-0321

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A fully integrated renewable energy atlas is presented which provides the wind and solar photo-voltaic (PV) power generation potential as well as cooling demand for Pakistan at a temporal resolution of 1-hr and spatial resolution of 14 x 14 km2. The proposed atlas uses weather based modelling for calculating renewable power generation time-series and the power-demand modelling is performed using real hourly electrical-load demand, conventional power generation and power consumption data for the year 2016. It has been found that Pakistan has much higher potential for the wind power generation than solar (PV) power generation and very good potential for the concentrated solar power. Furthermore, the optimum wind/solar power mix suggests that 95% of wind power generation and 5% of solar (PV) power generation leads to the least amount of power-shortfall. It is envisioned that the integration of renewable energy with cooling sector can be instrumental in overcoming Pakistan's electrical power-crisis. The current power-shortfall of 38.36 TW h can be resolved by installing rated wind and solar (PV) power generation capacity of 10.4 GW and 882 MW, respectively.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Creators: Ashfaq, A. and Ianakiev, A.
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Date: 23 August 2018
Volume: 97
ISSN: 1364-0321
S136403211830594XPublisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 04 Sep 2018 15:37
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2020 14:11
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34417

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