Analytical model for predicting the performance of photovoltaic array coupled with a wind turbine in a stand-alone renewable energy system based on hydrogen

M. Kolhe, K. Agbossou, J. Hamelin, T. K. Bose

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    Abstract

    We present the results of an analysis of the performance of a photovoltaic array that complement the power output of a wind turbine generator in a stand-alone renewable energy system based on hydrogen production for long-term energy storage. The procedure for estimating hourly solar radiation, for a clear sunny day, from the daily average solar insolation is also given. The photovoltaic array power output and its effective contribution to the load as well as to the energy storage have been determined by using the solar radiation usability concept. The excess and deficit of electrical energy produced from the renewable energy sources, with respect to the load, govern the effective energy management of the system and dictate the operation of an electrolyser and a fuel cell generator. This performance analysis is necessary to determine the effective contribution from the photovoltaic array and the wind turbine generator and their contribution to the load as well as for energy storage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)727-742
    Number of pages16
    JournalRenewable Energy
    Volume28
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

    Keywords

    • Renewable energy
    • Photovoltaic (PV) array
    • Wind turbine generator
    • Energy storage
    • Hydrogen

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