Why Using Solar Energy?
In only one hour, the amount of energy that shines on the Earth equates to the amount used by the world’s population in an entire year. Mankind has developed a way to utilize the sun’s vast energy by converting its sunlight into electricity via photo-voltaic and other solar power methods.
The Importance of Solar Energy: Solar energy has become of increasing importance to industrially developed countries as the use of fossil fuels has become problematic, with its effects of global warming and pollution. Fossil fuel reserves are limited where renewable energy sources, by definition, are not.
Driven by advances in technology and increases in manufacturing scale and sophistication, the cost of photo-voltaic has declined steadily since the first solar cells were manufactured, and the liveliest cost of electricity (LCOE) from PV is competitive with conventional electricity sources in an expanding list of geographic regions. Metering and financial incentives, such as preferential feed-in tariffs for solar-generated electricity, have supported solar PV installations in many countries. The Energy Payback Time(EPBT), also known as energy amortization, depends on the location’s annual solar insulation and temperature profile, as well as on the used type of PV-technology. For conventional crystalline silicon photo-voltaic, the EPBT is higher than for thin-film technologies such as CdTe-PV or CPV-systems. Moreover, the payback time decreased in the recent years due to a number of improvements such as solar cell efficiency and more economic manufacturing processes.
Solar Radiation in Egypt
Egypt by its position in the world map and the solar radiation over the year is the one of the most successful places where to plant a PV system, using the same PV panels that can be used in Germany we have more than double kw produced as shown in the world global radiation map.
Why Using Solar Energy in Egypt
1 – Increase and expanding demand
Egypt is the largest oil and natural gas consumer in Africa, accounting for more than 20% of total oil consumption and more than 40% of total dry natural gas consumption in Africa in 2013. However Egypt experiences frequent electricity blackouts because of rising demand, natural gas supply shortages, aging infrastructure, and inadequate generation and transmission capacity, by recent studies, Egypt by the year 2027 will consume more than double of the electricity which was needed in 2011.
2 – Money Wise
Even though we have made all our studies based on the current tariff for the electricity in Egypt , payback time of the PV system is on the range of 5 years for energy produced from 25 to 30 years, however most of the economist in the country think that after 5 years from now, when the government support of Electricity tariff, according to most of them the price of a nominal kw by year 2019 which is 0,86 EGP/Kw for residential use and 0.96 EGP/Kw for commercial use, will jump to the market prices of 2 E to 4 pounds, that will automatically mean produce energy that costs 5 times less than the one you buy from the network.
3 – Responsibility for the plant and future generation “environmental control”.
Solar panels create absolutely no waste or emissions. Unlike fossil fuel power plants, they produce clean, renewable energy from a fuel source that requires no locating, excavation, transportation, or combustion. It’s a simpler, cheaper, cleaner, and all-around better energy solution.
The average 4 kW home solar systems from offsets the following during its first 25 years:
4 – Electricity everywhere:
we are all aware of how many places in Egypt that still has no electricity to carry on the life, home needs and also fields needs, factories and commercial needs, small shops or any kind of activities needs, with a PV panel system you will have all the needed electricity produced and everlasting for 30 years, you can use it to light, run machines or equipments, cool or heat your place, pump water from the deepest places.