Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy   »   2017 Vol.13, No.1/2

 

 

Title: Optimisation of hybrid power system connected to single directional grid

 

Authors: C.P. Vineetha; C.A. Babu

 

Addresses:
Division of Electrical Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India
Division of Electrical Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India

 

Abstract: This paper proposes development of model and algorithm of hybrid power system (HPS) connected to single directional grid to determine optimal HPS. Photovoltaic (PV) module and windmill are taken as renewable energy sources (RES) of HPS. Solar lead acid battery is taken as storage device. Hybrid inverter with maximum power point tracking (MPPT) controllers is used to interlink the RES, load, battery and grid. One year hourly wind speed, solar irradiation and temperature data are the inputs to the system. The optimal HPS is determined with least energy cost satisfying the constraints. Analysis is carried out in individual RES also. Comparison of optimal energy cost with conventional energy cost is done to evaluate the economic impact of the systems. The results show that the optimal systems are financially viable for both combined and individual RES and most feasible system is HPS.

 

Keywords: distributed energy generation; renewable energy; hybrid power systems; PV modules; windmills; optimisation; single directional grid; photovoltaic modules; solar energy; solar power; solar lead acid batteries; energy storage; wind energy; wind power; wind speed; maximum power point tracking; MPPT control; temperature; economic impact.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2017.10000613

 

Int. J. of Energy Technology and Policy, 2017 Vol.13, No.1/2, pp.53 - 72

 

Available online: 13 Oct 2016

 

 

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