Ivana Radonjić Mitić, Tomislav Pavlović, Dragoljub Mirjanić, Darko Divnić, Lana Pantić

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To estimate PV potential of Bijeljina, PVGIS and SOLARGIS databases were used. The results showed that Bijeljina municipality has an average daily PV power potential of 3.50 kWh/kWp, thus belonging to areas with the favorable mid-range PV power potential values. Average levelized cost of electricity is $0.12/kWh, consequently making PV technologies in Bijeljina also economically competitive with conventional power-generating sources. In the light of the rapid development of photovoltaic technology, this paper gives a critical review of previous studies and suggests that the application of PV technologies has become even more attractive. High-efficiency PV modules and grid inverters were tested on examples of roof-mounted PV systems and ground-mounted PV system using specialized PVSYST software. Comparison of the obtained results with previous studies gave a clear picture with advantages of these new solutions, and further support for PV technologies utilization.


Photovoltaics (PV), solar irradiation, PV module, PV solar power plant, PV power potential, Bijeljina

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