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

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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

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    Power plants
    Solar wind
    Hybrid systems
    Costs
    Biomass
    Students
    Specifications
    Engineers
    Economics
    Design optimization

    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
    Ranjeva, Minna ; Kulkarni, Anil Kamalakant. / Design optimization of a hybrid, small, decentralized power plant for remote/rural areas. Technoport 2012 - Sharing Possibilities and 2nd Renewable Energy Research Conference, RERC 2012. Elsevier Ltd, 2012. pp. 258-270 (Energy Procedia).
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    Ranjeva, M & Kulkarni, AK 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. Energy Procedia, vol. 20, Elsevier Ltd, pp. 258-270, Technoport 2012 - Sharing Possibilities and 2nd Renewable Energy Research Conference, RERC 2012, Trondheim, Norway, 4/16/12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.03.026

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    Ranjeva M, Kulkarni AK. 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. Elsevier Ltd. 2012. p. 258-270. (Energy Procedia). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2012.03.026