REVIEW OF THE PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICITY FROM PHOTOVOLTAICS IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Authors

  • Igor Tomovski Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Research Center for Energy, Informatics and Materials, „Krste Misirkov“ 2, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
  • Aleksandra Kanevče Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Rugjer Boshkovikj 16, P.O. Box 393, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
  • Ljubčo Kocarev Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Research Center for Energy, Informatics and Materials, „Krste Misirkov“ 2, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Rugjer Boshkovikj 16, P.O. Box 393, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7251/cm.v2i4.1485

Abstract

Global trends in the energy sector are focused towards extensive inclusion of renewable sources in the energy production. Solar energy has proven to be a valuable candidate, especially for direct conversion into electricity. Its wider use has, so far, among other, been constrained by the technological limitations, resulting in higher production costs compared to those from conventional non-renewable sources, primarily coal. In that sense, the efforts of the scientific community have for long been directed towards development of both efficient and inexpensive solutions. However, the major boost in the electricity production from photovoltaics (PV) came from the legislative measures, primarily the introduction of feed-in tariffs. Following the global trends, a significant increase in PV inclusion in the electricity production was made in the Republic of Macedonia. In the article we give a brief review of the achieved progress. 

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Published

2013-12-01