Suscripción a Biblioteca: Guest
Portal Digitalde Biblioteca Digital eLibros Revistas Referencias y Libros de Ponencias Colecciones
International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment
SJR: 0.195 SNIP: 0.659 CiteScore™: 1.2

ISSN Imprimir: 2150-3621
ISSN En Línea: 2150-363X

International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment

Formerly Known as Clean Air: International Journal on Energy for a Clean Environment

DOI: 10.1615/InterJEnerCleanEnv.2012004922
pages 1-20

THE POTENTIAL OF STAND-ALONE PV/WIND HYBRID ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR POWER SUPPLY TO REMOTE RURAL AREAS IN NIGERIA

Vincent Anayochukwu Ani
Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Nzeako Anthony Ndubueze
Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

SINOPSIS

This paper presents the design of a stand-alone photovoltaic/wind (PV/wind) hybrid energy system for a household in a rural area of Nkanu-West in Eastern Nigeria with a daily load of 8.4 kwh/d. Solar radiation and wind speed 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 4.92 kWh/m2/d and annual average wind speed of 2.1 m/s. The HOMER software was used for the study, and simulation results show that an optimized PV/wind hybrid energy system that could meet the load demand of rural households with the least cost could be achieved by a combination of a 3 kW PV array, a 1 unit − 1 kW wind turbine, a 1 kW converter, and nine unit batteries. The results also demonstrated the compensatory features of the hybrid components, sun and wind, and the promise of the system for spot (point-to-point) rural electrification and poverty alleviation.


Articles with similar content:

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF AIR CONDITIONER WITH MOISTURE SELECTIVE MEMBRANE
International Heat Transfer Conference 16, Vol.23, 2018, issue
Chanjoong Kim, Yeonjoo Cho, Minsung Kim, Hyunjeong Lim, Sangmi Choi
EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON THE SOLAR HEAT PUMP SYSTEM WITH A PHOTOVOLTAIC AND THERMAL HYBRID COLLECTOR
Energy and Environment, 1995, Vol.0, 1995, issue
M. Nishikawa, S. Ito, N. Miura , J.Q. Wang
COUPLING EFFECTS OF NANOSTRUCTURES ON THE PHOTOVOLTAICS PERFORMANCE IN MULTI-PHYSICS
International Heat Transfer Conference 16, Vol.19, 2018, issue
Yi-Peng Zhou, Du Shen, Ya-Ling He
FARM EFFICIENCY OF LARGE WIND FARMS: EVALUATION USING LARGE EDDY SIMULATION
TSFP DIGITAL LIBRARY ONLINE, Vol.10, 2017, issue
Sanjiva K. Lele, Aditya S. Ghate, Niranjan S. Ghaisas
ASSESSING THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A HIDDEN CHANNEL FOR CONTROL OF EQUIPMENT BY SIGNAL CIRCUITS OF THE ONBOARD RADAR STATION
Telecommunications and Radio Engineering, Vol.72, 2013, issue 1
O. A. Bulychev, A. A. Bolkunov, A. V. Volkov