Solar Desalination and its Applications at a University
This paper deals with the determination of the feasibility of installation and subsequent implementation of a Solar
Desalination Plant to meet the needs of the hostel blocks in a University housing over four thousand students. Initially, the
energy and water demands of the hostel members is estimated. Following this, the plant (3778.03 sq. meters in area) is
designed using the Sanyo HIT-215NHE5 PV module. Finally, economic analysis such as Life Cycle Cost, Net Present
Value, Break Even analysis and Internal Rate of Return are carried out to highlight the viability of the project proposed. The
analysis is carried out based on the regulations of Karnataka.
Keywords - Solar Desalination, PV systems, Future Costs, Life Cycle Cost, Non Conventional Energy