Al-Balqa Applied University
FEASIBILITY STUDY OF CRYSTALLINE SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLUTION PACKAGE IN JORDAN
Reduction in HVAC energy demands
internal Rate of Return
Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU) is the largest public technical university in Jordan with capacity for more than 21,000 students.
Since its creation, the university has sought to bet on sustainability and enrich the experiences of its students in terms of renewable energy.
Throughout its career, the university has strived to continually develop its programs and specializations, and develop new programs and specializations in a manner consistent with scientific and academic changes.
The university is working on the continuous modernization of its facilities to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels used in power generation.
Due to the expected 70% increase in energy consumption over the next 20 years, from the university, there is an urgent need to ensure alternative energy sources.
The objective of this project has been to implement small-scale solar systems in different university buildings, including innovative solutions, such as substitute sheets of photovoltaic glass or photovoltaic coverage of building roofs.
The photovoltaic installations have been carried out in the faculties of science and finance, using a crystalline silicon photovoltaic glass with dimensions of 1500 x 1100 mm and medium transparency.
In the faculty of science, glass has been installed in a photovoltaic canopy consisting of 126 units with a total area of 208 m² and a power of 26.6 kWp.
This canopy is located on top of a conventional glass skylight providing even more thermal insulation to the building.
The total electricity production of the canopy is 1,471,400 kWh, this energy being able to reduce the emission of 94.5 tons of CO2 in 35 years.
The second installation of photovoltaic glass with an area of 191.4 m² has been carried out in a brise-soleil on the facade of the faculty of finance.
The 116 glass units of this installation have a total power of 24.48 kWp, enough power to produce 1,354,115 kWh in 35 years.