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Site Selection of Solar Farms Deploying Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (F-AHP) A KPK Based Study

Site Selection of Solar Farms Deploying Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (F-AHP) A KPK Based Study

Rehman Akhtar1, Khizar Azam2, Abdur Rehman Babar1, Qazi Salman Khalid1, Rashid Nawaz1 and Imran Ahmad1 
 

1Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan; 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan.

*Correspondence: Qazi Salman Khalid, Department of Industrial Engineering. University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan; Email: qazisalman@uetpeshawar.edu.pk 

ABSTRACT

Solar energy that is produced through solar farms is a freely available, renewable source of energy that reduces greenhouse effect. It holds utmost importance in a developing country with power shortcomings and pollution issues. Choosing the best site for a solar farm amid various location alternatives is a complex multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) problem as numerous conflicting qualitative and quantitative criteria demands to be considered. Based on the literature review the factors selected for the study are Quality of Terrain, Land price, Population, Security, Proximity to Transmission Line, Agricultural Concern and Local Transmission Capacity. One of the most frequently used MCDM methods in literature, the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) is integrated with fuzzy logic, called as F-AHP, is used in this research to identify and evaluate solar farm location in division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). Thana, Chakdara, Harichand, Palai, Pir Khel and Shergarh city are evaluation by Fuzzy AHP on the basis of above-mentioned factors. Shergarh city is selected for most suitable location for the installation of solar panels.
 

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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

June

Vol. 39, Iss. 1, pp. 01-126

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