Alternative energy sources; Solar photovoltaic; (PV); Life-cycle cost LCC); Sensitivity analysis
The economic viability of a stand-alone solar photovoltaic (PV) system with the most likely conventional alternative system, i.e. a diesel-powered system, has been analysed for energy demand through sensitivity analysis using a life-cycle cost computation. The sensitivity analysis allows estimation of the comparative viability of PV against a conventional alternative system based on particular country-specific parameters. The overall PV best and worst case viability, as compared to a conventional diesel-powered system, have been obtained from sensitivity analysis of the energy demand.