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Techno - Economic Study of Hybrid Renewable Energy System for Remote Area in Sinai
Authors: K. A. Abed, M. Moawad, H. A. Refaey, SH. A. Salem
Year: 2017
Keywords: Hybrid system, PV/wind/diesel/battery/backup generator system, Techno economic analysis, Sensitivity analysis
Journal: Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research
Volume: 4
Issue: 7
Pages: 366-376
Publisher: Not Available
Local/International: International
Paper Link: Not Available
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The presence of energy and water is essential for the development of remote communities. In addition to, the high cost of fossil fuels and grid extensions led to the use of renewable energy sources in remote areas. Therefore, this paper aims to investigate the techno-economic study of hybrid photovoltaic/wind/diesel/ battery/backup generator system to satisfy the electrical energy needs for a community consisting of 15 families in Tor Sinai city. Furthermore, supplies clean potable water using Ultra Violet and ozone generator technologies for well-water disinfection. In the present study, HOMER software is utilized to estimate the performance of the system. Furthermore, it is used to evaluate the optimal configuration according to net present cost and sensitivity analysis. The results revealed that the optimal configuration of the hybrid system consists of one wind turbine about 7.5 kW, 10 kW photovoltaic panels, 2.8 kW diesel generator and 20 batteries (360 Ah). The system is able to meet the load demand of 11 kW. The system net present cost is 113, 256 $ and the cost of energy is 0.179 $/kWh. Additionally, the system with lowest net present cost is considered as the optimum system and the most naturally friendly system in comparison with the other configurations.

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