Design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant using optimization

Karim Mousa, Hamzah AlZu'bi, Ali Diabat

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Abstract

Although solar and wind energy are two of the most viable renewable energy sources, little research has been done on operating both energy sources alongside one another in order to take advantage of their complementary characters. In this paper, we develop an optimal design for a hybrid solar-wind energy plant, where the variables that are optimized over include the number of photovoltaic modules, the wind turbine height, the number of wind turbines, and the turbine rotor diameter, and the goal is to minimize costs. Simulation studies and sensitivity analysis reveal that the hybrid plant is able to exploit the complementary nature of the two energy sources, and deliver energy reliably throughout the year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010 - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Mar 30 2010Apr 1 2010

Publication series

Name2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010

Other

Other2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CitySharjah
Period3/30/104/1/10

Keywords

  • Hybrid
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar
  • Standalone
  • Wind turbines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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