Design optimization of a hybrid, small, decentralized power plant for remote/rural areas

Minna Ranjeva, Anil K. Kulkarni

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Abstract

The focus of this research is to create a tool that will take into account wind, solar, and biomass resources at a location and determine how these three sources of energy would be best combined into a hybrid system to meet the load demand. The tool will allow the user to input the specifications for various models for each type of system, and then meet the load based on user inputted parameters (e.g., a requirement to meet 90% of the load at all times). The cost of energy will then be analysed, allowing the user to see what combination of elements would result in the least expensive cost of energy, as well as different ways the load may be met. The tool, which is nicknamed here HYPORA (for Hybrid Power Optimized for Rural/Remote Areas) will take into account not only the scientific basis of renewable energy; it will also account for economic and need factors, including government incentives. It is based on Microsoft EXCEL platform and can be used by engineers and scientists, as well as general public, policymakers, investors, and students, due to its user-friendliness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnoport 2012 - Sharing Possibilities and 2nd Renewable Energy Research Conference, RERC 2012
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages258-270
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781627484299
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventTechnoport 2012 - Sharing Possibilities and 2nd Renewable Energy Research Conference, RERC 2012 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: Apr 16 2012Apr 18 2012

Publication series

NameEnergy Procedia
Volume20
ISSN (Print)1876-6102

Other

OtherTechnoport 2012 - Sharing Possibilities and 2nd Renewable Energy Research Conference, RERC 2012
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period4/16/124/18/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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    Ranjeva, M., & Kulkarni, A. K. (2012). Design optimization of a hybrid, small, decentralized power plant for remote/rural areas. In Technoport 2012 - Sharing Possibilities and 2nd Renewable Energy Research Conference, RERC 2012 (pp. 258-270). (Energy Procedia; Vol. 20). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.03.026