Analysis of Photovoltaic as Supporting Electric Power Supply on 02 Sultan Hasanuddin Training Vessel

  • Rukmini Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Makassar
  • Sukirno Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Makassar
  • Sahabuddin Sunusi Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Makassar
  • Paris J.Senda Politeknik Ilmu Pelayaran Makassar
Keywords: Solar Cell, Diesel Generator, Technical Analysis, Financial Analysis


This study aims to analyze the amount of electric power and the profit achieved under the installation of the Photovoltaic array. Solar panel tested was laid on the surface of the Training Ship 02 Sultan Hasanuddin. The technical analysis, namely the calculation of electrical power and economical use of Solar-Powered Electric to support the diesel-powered electric generator as the main source of electrical power. A comparison of power was made by measuring the electric current and voltage variable as well as the financial calculation between the diesel-powered and solar-powered electric generator. The financial calculation was analyzed by using NPV, IRR and PI methods. The results showed that since the power capacity of the Solar Panels was almost similar to the capacity of the Diesel Generator with the output power assumed to be similar, the Solar Panel that supports the Diesel Generator was more profitable than the use of Diesel Generators without supporting solar cells.