Hybrid (solar and wind) energy system for al hallaniyat island electrification

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Abstract

Wind-PV-diesel hybrid power generation system technology is a promising energy option since it provides opportunities for developed and developing countries to harness naturally available, inexhaustible and pollution-less resources. The aim of this study is to assess the techno-economic feasibility of utilizing a hybrid wind-PV-diesel power system to meet the load of Al Hallaniyat Island. Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables software has been employed to carry out the present study. The simulation results indicate that the cost of generating energy (COE) is $0.222 kWh-1 for a hybrid system composed of a 70kW PV system, 60kW wind turbine and batteries together with a 324.8kW diesel system. Moreover, using the same system but without batteries will increase the COE to $0.225 kWh-1, the fuel consumption, the excess energy and the total operating hours for the diesel generators. The PV-wind hybrid option is techno-economically viable for rural electrification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-222
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Energy
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

Keywords

  • Al hallaniyat island
  • Diesel generator
  • Hybrid system
  • Photovoltaic
  • Renewable energy
  • Wind turbine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Energy(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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