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Sizing optimization of grid-independent hybrid photovoltaic/wind power generation system


  • Kaabeche, A.
  • Belhamel, M.
  • Ibtiouen, R.


To allow a real penetration of the huge dispersed naturally renewable resources (wind, sun, etc.) intermittent and more or less easily predictable, optimal sizing of hybrid renewable power generation systems prove to be essential. This paper recommends an optimal sizing model based on iterative technique, to optimize the capacity sizes of different components of hybrid photovoltaic/wind power generation system using a battery bank. The recommended model takes into account the submodels of the hybrid system, the Deficiency of Power Supply Probability (DPSP) and the Levelised Unit Electricity Cost (LUEC). The flow chart of the hybrid optimal sizing model is also illustrated. With this incorporated model, the sizing optimization of grid-independent hybrid PV/wind power generation system can be accomplished technically and economically according to the system reliability requirements. A case study is conducted to analyze one hybrid project, which is designed to supply residential household located in the area of the CDER (Center for Renewable Energy Development) situated in Bouzaréah, Algeria (36° 48′N, 3° 1′E, 345 m).

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  • Kaabeche, A. & Belhamel, M. & Ibtiouen, R., 2011. "Sizing optimization of grid-independent hybrid photovoltaic/wind power generation system," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 1214-1222.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:energy:v:36:y:2011:i:2:p:1214-1222
    DOI: 10.1016/

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