Estimating the Technical Potential of Grid-Connected PV Systems in Indonesia: A Comparison of a Method Based on Open Access Data with a Method Based on GIS

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we compare two methods for estimating the technical potential of grid-connected PV systems in Indonesia. One was a method developed by Veldhuis and Renders [1] and the other is a new method using Geographic Information System (GIS) and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM). The first method uses open access data from 2015 on a provincial level which can be applied to a complete country. Results from this method show that the total resource potential of grid-connected PV systems for all provinces in Indonesia in 2015 is 7,799 TWh which can be produced by 5,374 GWp total capacity of PV systems requiring 1.2% of the total land area of Indonesia. Because a detailed and accurate study on the technical potential of grid-connected PV systems in Indonesia is lacking, we propose another method which combines the capability of GIS and MCDM to develop a model which maps the potential of grid-connected PV systems in Indonesia. This model uses a digital elevation model (DEM) and thematic maps as inputs to produce a vector layer of calculable suitable areas for grid-connected PV systems. To validate this model, data has been collected during a field research which took place in Indonesia in Spring 2017. Also, a preliminary and more complex model for decision-making of grid-connected PV systems in Indonesia is introduced.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the international conference held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 25 September - 29 September 2017
    EditorsArno Smets
    Pages2652-2658
    ISBN (Electronic)3-936338-47-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, EU PVSEC 2017 - RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Sep 201729 Sep 2017
    Conference number: 33
    http://www.eupvsec-proceedings.com/proceedings?fulltext=kunaifi&paper=40971

    Conference

    Conference33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, EU PVSEC 2017
    Abbreviated titleEU PVSEC
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period25/09/1729/09/17
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