Vol. 3 No. 1 (2023): Journal of Millimeterwave Communication, Optimization and Modelling
Articles

The Viability and Cost-Effectiveness of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems in Rural Areas

Abdullah Abodwair
Libya
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Published 31.07.2023

Abstract

This research aims to develop a computer model of a hybrid renewable energy system that can operate independently for a faculty of engineering of Karabuk university, located in Turkey. The hybrid system consists of several components, such as Photovoltaic (PV) panels, wind turbines, diesel generator, and battery storage system as a backup. The primary purpose of this system is to meet the energy needs of a university building . Different combinations of the hybrid system were examined using HOMER software to determine the most cost-efficient solution based on the net present cost. Following the analysis of multiple combinations, the optimal hybrid system was determined, which consists of a 500kW PV system, wind turbines with a total capacity of 7.5MW, and a 327Ah, 15.7kw/h battery storage system, diesel generator of 2000 kw. The overall cost of the system $693,000,000,  the project lifespan is 25 years.

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