Design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant using optimization

Karim Mousa, Hamzah AlZu'bi, Ali Diabat

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    Abstract

    Although solar and wind energy are two of the most viable renewable energy sources, little research has been done on operating both energy sources alongside one another in order to take advantage of their complementary characters. In this paper, we develop an optimal design for a hybrid solar-wind energy plant, where the variables that are optimized over include the number of photovoltaic modules, the wind turbine height, the number of wind turbines, and the turbine rotor diameter, and the goal is to minimize costs. Simulation studies and sensitivity analysis reveal that the hybrid plant is able to exploit the complementary nature of the two energy sources, and deliver energy reliably throughout the year.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010
    StatePublished - Sep 20 2010
    Event2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010 - Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: Mar 30 2010Apr 1 2010

    Other

    Other2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010
    CountryUnited Arab Emirates
    CitySharjah
    Period3/30/104/1/10

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    Solar wind
    Wind turbines
    Wind power
    Power plants
    Solar energy
    Sensitivity analysis
    Turbines
    Rotors
    Costs
    Optimal design

    Keywords

    • Hybrid
    • Renewable energy
    • Solar
    • Standalone
    • Wind turbines

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems

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    Mousa, K., AlZu'bi, H., & Diabat, A. (2010). Design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant using optimization. In 2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010 [5542695]

    Design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant using optimization. / Mousa, Karim; AlZu'bi, Hamzah; Diabat, Ali.

    2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010. 2010. 5542695.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Mousa, K, AlZu'bi, H & Diabat, A 2010, Design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant using optimization. in 2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010., 5542695, 2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 3/30/10.
    Mousa K, AlZu'bi H, Diabat A. Design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant using optimization. In 2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010. 2010. 5542695
    Mousa, Karim ; AlZu'bi, Hamzah ; Diabat, Ali. / Design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant using optimization. 2010 2nd International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications, ICESMA 2010. 2010.
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