E3S Web Conf.
Volume 181, 20202020 5th International Conference on Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (ICSREE 2020)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Solar Energy Development and Utilization|
|Published online||24 July 2020|
Formulation and simulation of a hybrid solar PV-wind generation system with photovoltaic concentration for non-interconnected areas to the energy grid
1 Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería Aeroespacial, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, 050031, Medellín, Colombia
2 Grupo de Energía y Termodinámica, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, 050031, Medellín, Colombia
3 Design Engineering Research Group (GRID), EAFIT University, 050022, Medellín, Colombia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Different isolated systems with conventional generation sources are installed in Non-Interconnected Areas (ZNI) in Colombia while off-grid renewable systems are a trending answer for the energy supply in these regions. The complementarity between different energy sources, a storage system and adequate control can substantially improve the reliability of isolated generation systems. In this context, the sizing of a Hybrid Renewable Energy System (HRES) by means of a Genetic Algorithm (GA) is presented, considering the wind and solar resources specific to a representative rural location in Colombia. The methodology involves power curves for small wind turbines and the model for photovoltaic solar panels. The preliminary output consists of a weighted distribution for each technology, either wind or conventional photovoltaics, and is constrained by the Loss of Power Supply Probability (LPSP) and the Levelized Cost Of Electricity (LCOE). A second step consists of the optimization of the installed area for photovoltaic generation, considering a Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) system and aiming to maintain the initial fraction of generation for this resource. Finally, an analysis is performed on the reduction of area for solar generation to the increase in costs derived from the use of concentrators and other penalties associated with this technology.
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