Parameter | Value and Unit | Description |

${C}_{A/kWh}$ | $0.20/kWh | Avoided Cost |

EHFS | 8 Hrs | Equivalent hours of full sunshine per day |

CUF | 0.9 | Capacity utilization factor |

${C}_{0PV}$ | $1.40/Wp | Capital cost of the PV module |

${C}_{0batt}$ | $0.95/Ah | Capital cost of the battery |

${C}_{0cc}$ | $28.50 | Capital cost of the charge controller |

${C}_{0appl}$ | $75/household | Capital cost of appliances |

${C}_{O\&M}$ | $2.50/year | Operations and maintenance cost |

i | 12% | Discount rate |

${C}_{0P{V}_{CG}}$ | $1,400/kWp | Capital cost of the PV array |

$CR{F}_{pcu}$ | 0.2774 | Capital recovery factor of the power conditioning unit |

${C}_{0dn}$ | $2500/km | Capital cost of the power distribution network |

${C}_{0sc}$ | $125/household | Capital cost of service connections including internal wiring and appliances |

L | 1 km | Length of the distribution network |

$CR{F}_{pdn}$ | 0.1770 | Capital recovery factor of the distribution network |

R | $1400/kWp | Benchmark unit cost of the communal grid |

b | 0.95 | Scale factor for incorporating cost reduction in overall cost of the communal grid |