Bulg. J. Phys. vol.27 no.S3 (2000), pp. 102-105

Use of Alternative Sources of Energy: Design Study of Photovoltaic Based Parking Area Lighting System

V. Perraki, G. Loucas
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras GR-26110 Patras, Greece
Abstract. This study proposes the lighting of the parking area and the surrounding streets of the northwest part of the University Campus of Patras, using an alternative source of energy, the "Photovoltaic energy". The sizing of the proposed system results to a reliable, autonomous system which covers the total of the energy needs without any maintenance. Although the energy produced is more expensive compared to the grid electricity nowdays, such solutions seem necessary and well promising for the future as the fuel reserves are limited.

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