This study aims at designing the solar power system for ecological conservation, i.e., sea turtle conservation at the Banyuwangi Sea Turtle Foundation (BSTF), which requires electricity for the pump station, heating and lighting. The solar power system design was aided with the daily solar irradiance derived from sunshine duration data from 1980 to 2018. Mann-Kendall test and Sen's slope estimator were applied to estimate the rate of long-term of solar irradiance. The results reveal that the solar irradiance is generally higher in December, January, and April, and shows no significant trend. The average of solar irradiance during the dry and wet season is 5.03 and 4.58 kWh/m 2/day respectively. Using the geographical data of BTSF, approximately 943 m 2 area can be exploited for the solar power system. The simulation using PVsyst predicts an energy production up to 198.4 MWh/year which can be generated from the proposed system. Despite the higher levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of the solar power system, i.e., USD 0.32/kWh, the LCOE tends to decrease in the upcoming years due to increased performance of solar PV and batteries. Furthermore, the development of the solar power system for sea turtle conservation is necessary to promote sustainable energy for a sustainable environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Industrial Technology in Engineering Physics
EditorsAgus Muhamad Hatta, Katherin Indriawati, Gunawan Nugroho, Totok Ruki Biyanto, Dhany Arifianto, Doty Dewi Risanti, Sonny Irawan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418189
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2019
Event2nd Engineering Physics International Conference 2018, EPIC 2018 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 31 Oct 20182 Nov 2018

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference2nd Engineering Physics International Conference 2018, EPIC 2018


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