One optimal sizing method for designing hybrid solar-wind-diesel power generation systems

Wei Zhou, Hongxing Yang

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This paper recommended an optimal design model for designing stand-alone hybrid solar-wind-diesel systems. The optimum configuration ensures that the annualized cost of the systems is minimized while satisfying the load demand for 5-year period from 1996 to 2000, result in zero load rejection with minimum cost. The eight decision variables included in the optimization process are the PV module number, PV module slope angle, wind turbine number, wind turbine installation height, battery number, diesel generator (DG) power, DG starting and stopping points. The objective function (annualized cost of system) minimization is implemented by using genetic algorithms, which has the ability to achieve the global optimum solution with relative computational simplicity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISES Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventInternational Solar Energy Society Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 18 Sep 200721 Sep 2007


ConferenceInternational Solar Energy Society Solar World Congress 2007, ISES 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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