Optimal sizing of grid-connected hybrid wind-PV systems with battery bank storage

Kamjoo, Azadeh, Maheri, Alireza, Putrus, Ghanim and Dizqah, Arash (2012) Optimal sizing of grid-connected hybrid wind-PV systems with battery bank storage. In: World Renewable Energy Forum (WREF 2012), 13-17 May 2012, Denver, CO.

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Conventionally a battery bank is used as the backup system in standalone Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES) while in grid-connected systems the grid performs as the backup during power shortage periods. For the latter, different prices of electricity during peak and off-peak hours raises a question about the cost effectiveness of using the grid as a backup. Adding a small storage system to maintain the shortage of electricity produced by renewable resources at peak hours may prove to be more cost effective backup. This paper focuses on the design of an optimised grid connected small-scale HRES, incorporating a battery bank to store electricity during off-peak periods and uses this storage to support the HRES during peak demands. This system is intended to be cost effective (taking into consideration the Feed-In-Tariff) and make building self sufficient with regard to energy use. The performance of the proposed design method is evaluated based on a case study for a typical household in UK.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: grid-connected hybrid systems, hybrid PV wind-battery, long-term storage
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H600 Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 10:03
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 00:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20729

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