Sizing optimization of a small hydro/photovoltaic hybrid system for electricity generation in Santay Island, Ecuador by two methods

Juan Lata-Garcìa, Christopher Reyes-Lopez, Francisco Jurado, Luis M. Fernández-Ramírez, Higinio Sanchez

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Abstract

© 2017 IEEE. Hydrokinetic river (HKT) and photovoltaic (PV) panels systems are of the promising technologies to be used for remote rural electrification. In rural areas with access to water and solar resources, renewable generation is a promising option for electrification. This paper presents a study by two sizing methods for a stand-alone hybrid generation system integrating renewable energies (PV panels and hydrokinetic) and storage system based on battery and backup generator diesel. In the first case, optimal technical sizing is achieved by using basic equations and Simulink Design Optimization (SDO). The other method perform an optimal techno-economical sizing by using the hybrid system optimization software HOMER. These methods have been applied to design a stand-alone hybrid system that supplies the load energy demand for one year, minimizing the use of the diesel generator. The results are reported and discussed in the paper.
Translated title of the contributionOptimización del tamaño de un pequeño sistema hidroeléctrico/híbrido fotovoltaico para la generación de electricidad en la isla de Santay, Ecuador, mediante dos métodos
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Dec 2017
Event2017 CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2017 - Proceedings - Pucon, Chile
Duration: 18 Oct 201720 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference2017 CHILEAN Conference on Electrical, Electronics Engineering, Information and Communication Technologies, CHILECON 2017 - Proceedings
Abbreviated titleCHILECON 2017
Country/TerritoryChile
CityPucon
Period18/10/1720/10/17

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