Paper Title
Solar Desalination and its Applications at a University

This paper deals with the determination of the feasibility of installation and subsequent implementation of a Solar Desalination Plant to meet the needs of the hostel blocks in a University housing over four thousand students. Initially, the energy and water demands of the hostel members is estimated. Following this, the plant (3778.03 sq. meters in area) is designed using the Sanyo HIT-215NHE5 PV module. Finally, economic analysis such as Life Cycle Cost, Net Present Value, Break Even analysis and Internal Rate of Return are carried out to highlight the viability of the project proposed. The analysis is carried out based on the regulations of Karnataka. Keywords - Solar Desalination, PV systems, Future Costs, Life Cycle Cost, Non Conventional Energy