Optimization of a PV/microturbine hybrid system for tropical climates

M. S. Ismail, M. Moghavvemi, T.m. Indra Mahlia

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Abstract

Hybrid system based on photovoltaic is considered an effective option to electrify remote and isolated areas far from grid. This is true for areas that receive high averages of solar radiation annually. Using microturbine as a standby source will make utilization of hybrid systems more attractive. A sizing optimization of the hybrid system components, an economic feasibility study and a complete design of the hybrid system consisting of photovoltaic (PV) panels, a microturbine as a backup power source and a battery system supplying a small community in a tropical climate area were presented in this paper. A scenario depending on PV standalone and another scenario depending on microturbine alone were also studied and analyzed in this paper. This is to select the most appropriate considering cost and pollutant emissions for these areas. A simulation program depending on an iterative approach was used to optimize the sizes of PV system and battery bank. Specifications of the hybrid system components are then determined according to the optimized values. Solar radiation data is firstly analyzed and the tilted angle of the PV panels is also optimized. It is found that electrifying rural small community using this hybrid system is very beneficial and competitive with other types of conventional sources as it decreases both operating costs and pollutant emissions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013
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Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 02 Oct 201304 Oct 2013

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Other2013 3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period02/10/1304/10/13

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Hybrid systems
Solar radiation
Operating costs
Specifications
Economics
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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Ismail, M. S., Moghavvemi, M., & Mahlia, T. M. I. (2013). Optimization of a PV/microturbine hybrid system for tropical climates. In 2013 3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013 [6713059] https://doi.org/10.1109/EPECS.2013.6713059
Ismail, M. S. ; Moghavvemi, M. ; Mahlia, T.m. Indra. / Optimization of a PV/microturbine hybrid system for tropical climates. 2013 3rd International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2013. 2013.
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