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Current status of research on optimum sizing of stand-alone hybrid solar-wind power generation systems

Wei Zhou, Chengzhi Lou, Zhongshi Li, Lin Lu and Hongxing Yang

Applied Energy, 2010, vol. 87, issue 2, 380-389

Abstract: Solar and wind energy systems are omnipresent, freely available, environmental friendly, and they are considered as promising power generating sources due to their availability and topological advantages for local power generations. Hybrid solar-wind energy systems, uses two renewable energy sources, allow improving the system efficiency and power reliability and reduce the energy storage requirements for stand-alone applications. The hybrid solar-wind systems are becoming popular in remote area power generation applications due to advancements in renewable energy technologies and substantial rise in prices of petroleum products. This paper is to review the current state of the simulation, optimization and control technologies for the stand-alone hybrid solar-wind energy systems with battery storage. It is found that continued research and development effort in this area is still needed for improving the systems' performance, establishing techniques for accurately predicting their output and reliably integrating them with other renewable or conventional power generation sources.

Keywords: Hybrid; solar-wind; energy; system; Feasibility; study; Modelling; Optimization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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