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Title: Techno-economic feasibility analysis of solar thermal systems
Authors: Sanjay Kumar
Tiwari, G N
Sinha, S
Keywords: solar
economic
feasibility
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Energy Conversion and Management, 34(12), 1267-1272p.
Abstract: This communication introduces the basic concepts for techno-economic feasibility assessment of various solar thermal systems in a dynamic and market oriented economic environment. An analytical expression for calculating the payback period is derived by assuming a non-linear increase in maintenance cost and incorporating subsidy and salvage values. Further, a method is evolved to ascertain the lifetime of the system for an optimal return on investment mode, incorporating capital inflation during the lifetime and a non-linear increase in maintenance cost. The results for the payback period have been used, along with the lifetime, to optimize the cost of the system.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/2292
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