Solar Power Electricity in Public Buildings eco-friendly energy solution– Case Study the Albanian Football Association Building

Author(s): Aelita Mani1, Astrit BARDHI2, Nives Lamçe3
  • 1. Luarasi University, Tirana, Albania
  • 2. Polytechnic University of Tirana (UPT) Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Albania
  • 3. South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia

Abstract: During the last years, there has been a surge in electricity demand, coupled with a significant surge in energy prices. The primary source of electricity generation in Albania is hydroelectric plants, and this relies heavily on atmospheric conditions. According to data from the Albanian Energy Corporation, these hydroelectric plants typically provide about 70–80% of the country's annual electricity consumption. The conversion of solar energy into electricity through photovoltaic panels (PV) has become increasingly cost-effective and technologically advanced, spanning various cost-efficient applications, which has raised the interest of private companies and several photovoltaic parks are in various stages of development in Albania. This article focuses on an in-depth examination of electricity production via photovoltaic panels for a public building, namely the Albanian Football Association. Based on measurements taken at the facility, it is evident that the electricity generated by the PV panels is sufficient to meet the energy demands of the company, with occasional surplus energy production. It is crucial to emphasize that the installation of photovoltaic panels for electricity generation is both necessary and highly efficient. Representing a key facet of renewable energy sources, solar energy has garnered significant interest as a sustainable and eco-friendly energy solution.