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Optimised model for community-based hybrid energy system


  • Ashok, S.


Hybrid energy system is an excellent solution for electrification of remote rural areas where the grid extension is difficult and not economical. Such system incorporates a combination of one or several renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaic, wind energy, micro-hydro and may be conventional generators for backup. This paper discusses different system components of hybrid energy system and develops a general model to find an optimal combination of energy components for a typical rural community minimizing the life cycle cost.

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  • Ashok, S., 2007. "Optimised model for community-based hybrid energy system," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 32(7), pages 1155-1164.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:renene:v:32:y:2007:i:7:p:1155-1164
    DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2006.04.008

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