Simulation and Optimization of Photovoltaic/ Diesel Hybrid Power Generation Systems for Health Service Facilities in Rural Environments

dc.contributorUniversity of Nigeriaes
dc.date2013-04-30
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-23T14:27:57Z
dc.date.available2013-10-23T14:27:57Z
dc.date.issued2013-10-23
dc.description.abstractHybrid photovoltaic (PV)/diesel power systems can be used to upgrade power generation systems in medical clinics to improve the delivery of local health services. This study presents the design of hybrid (PV/diesel) power systems for medical facilities in the Agbani district (Nkanu-West) in Eastern Nigeria with a daily load of 19 kWh d-1. Solar resources for the design of the system were obtained from the NASA Surface Meteorology and solar energy website at a location of 6° 00’ N latitude and 7° 00’ E longitude, with annual average solar radiation of 4.95 kWh m-2 d-1. The design is based on theoretical model of the power stations using Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables (HOMER) software. The model was designed to provide an optimal system configuration based on hour-by-hour data for energy availability and demands. Energy source, energy storage and their applicability in terms of performance are discussed. From the simulation results, it is shown that the designed hybrid PV/diesel system reduces the operational cost and quantity of air pollutants from a diesel-only system. Details of the comparisons are presented.es
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dc.identifier.citationElectronic Journal of Energy & Environment: Vol. 1, Nº 1, 57-70, 2013es
dc.identifier.doiDOI 10.7770/ejee-V1N1-art485es
dc.identifier.issn0719-269Xes
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10925/1465
dc.language.isoenes
dc.publisherEdiciones Universidad Católica de Temucoes
dc.rightsObra bajo licencia Creative Commons 3.0es
dc.sourceElectronic Journal of Energy & Environmentes
dc.subjectEnergías alternativases
dc.subjectFuentes de energíaes
dc.subjectModelo HOMERes
dc.titleSimulation and Optimization of Photovoltaic/ Diesel Hybrid Power Generation Systems for Health Service Facilities in Rural Environmentses
dc.typeArtículo de Revistaes
uct.catalogadorAOVFes
uct.comunidadIngenieríaes
uct.disciplinaEnergías Renovables y Medioambientees
uct.facultadFacultad de Ingenieríaes
uct.indizacionRevista UCTes
uct.nucleosNúcleo en Energías Renovableses
uct.unidadacademicaDirección General de Investigación y Postgradoes
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