Weather data and probability analysis of hybrid photovoltaic-wind power generation systems in Hong Kong

Hongxing Yang, Lin Lu, J. Burnett

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Abstract

This paper describes a simulation model for analyzing the probability of power supply failure in hybrid photovoltaic-wind power generation systems incorporating a storage battery bank, and also analyzes the reliability of the systems. An analysis of the complementary characteristics of solar irradiance and wind power for Hong Kong is presented. The analysis of local weather data patterns shows that solar power and wind power can compensate well for one another, and can provide a good utilization factor for renewable energy applications. For the loss of power supply probability (LPSP) analysis, the calculation objective functions and restraints are set up for the design of hybrid systems and to assess their reliability. To demonstrate the use of the model and LPSP functions, a case study of hybrid solar-wind power supply for a telecommunication system is presented. For a hybrid system on the islands surrounding Hong Kong, a battery bank with an energy storage capacity of 3 days is suitable for ensuring the desired LPSP of 1%, and a LPSP of 0% can be achieved with a battery bank of 5 days storage capacity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1813-1824
Number of pages12
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

Keywords

  • Battery bank
  • Hybrid photovoltaic-wind system
  • LPSP method
  • Simulation model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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