Design of the Off-Grid PV Electricity Generation System for Residential Lighting and Income Generating Activities of Gediya Community, Sumaila Local Government, Kano State, Nigeria
This study aims to address the suffering of the Gediya Community to use available renewable energy sources. In this paper, off-grid solar PV was designed for the lighting and commercial activities of the Gediya Community. This will help to reduce anthropogenic emissions and accelerate the European Union green transition and energy access partnership with Africa. In return, job opportunities, climate mitigation and adaptation potentials will be influenced positively. In addition to the existing literature on PV solar systems, numerous innovation tools were considered and the cost implication of the project was also provided to bridge the gap of the current studies in the literature. For this goal, HOMER software was used to design, simulate and optimize the proposed mini-grid Standalone PV system for Gediya community. The results show that a total of 11,115,243 kWh/yr can be produced at the total net cost of $4,813,922.00 and save 1,978,1440kg/yr of carbon dioxide emissions with the proposed off-grid system.
My name is Engr. Nuraini Sunusi Ma’aji I was born in the year 1989 in Sumaila Local Government Area, Kano State, Nigeria. I have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and currently doing my master’s in energy system engineering.