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Energies 2017, 10(10), 1505; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10101505

Analysis of the Potential for Use of Floating PV Power Plant on the Skadar Lake for Electricity Supply of Aluminium Plant in Montenegro

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Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Montenegro, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro
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School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
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Received: 6 July 2017 / Revised: 9 September 2017 / Accepted: 21 September 2017 / Published: 29 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sources)
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This paper deals with a conceptual solution for the supply of a part of electrical energy for the needs of Aluminium Plant Podgorica (KAP) in Montenegro from a large Floating Photovoltaic Power Plant (FPPP), that would be installed on the nearby lake. The recommended FPPP, with an innovative azimuth angle control method and total installed power of 90 MWp, would consist of 18 power plants having an installed power of 5 MWp each. An analysis using the NREL solar insolation database ascertained that the recommended FPPP power plant can achieve a significantly higher production in comparison with previous solutions. An economic analysis has shown that the recommended power plant would yield positive economic indicators. Additionally, such a power plant would significantly contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions. View Full-Text
Keywords: Skadar Lake; floating photovoltaic power plant; azimuth tracking system; Aluminium Plant Podgorica; electricity supply; water evaporation Skadar Lake; floating photovoltaic power plant; azimuth tracking system; Aluminium Plant Podgorica; electricity supply; water evaporation
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Durković, V.; Đurišić, Ž. Analysis of the Potential for Use of Floating PV Power Plant on the Skadar Lake for Electricity Supply of Aluminium Plant in Montenegro. Energies 2017, 10, 1505.

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