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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 108981, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/108981
Research Article

A Novel Extension Decision-Making Method for Selecting Solar Power Systems

Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taichung 41110, Taiwan

Received 29 October 2012; Accepted 16 January 2013

Academic Editor: Tapas Mallick

Copyright © 2013 Meng-Hui Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Due to the complex parameters of a solar power system, the designer not only must think about the load demand but also needs to consider the price, weight, and annual power generating capacity (APGC) and maximum power of the solar system. It is an important task to find the optimal solar power system with many parameters. Therefore, this paper presents a novel decision-making method based on the extension theory; we call it extension decision-making method (EDMM). Using the EDMM can make it quick to select the optimal solar power system. The paper proposed this method not only to provide a useful estimated tool for the solar system engineers but also to supply the important reference with the installation of solar systems to the consumer.