International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

A Study of a Grid-connected PV Household System in Amman and the Effect of the Incentive Tariff on the Economic Feasibility
Yousif El-Tous

Jordan state is very rich in renewable resources especially in solar energy, which indicates the potential for installing grid connected Photovoltaic system, but the initial costs of the photovoltaic systems are still very high. This paper present a simulation of a residential household powered by a 2 kW grid connected PV system with a 2 kW inverter situated in Amman the production cost is $ 0.228/ kWh, which is high, the system is then compared with an identical system but with the European renewable energy incentives, the Italian incentives are applied to the system, which resulted in a very competitive and feasible system with a payback period of less than ten years.

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