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Autonomous hybrid photovoltaic power plant using a back-up generator: A case study in a Mediterranean island

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  • Notton, G.
  • Muselli, M.
  • Louche, A.

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Using a stand-alone photovoltaic array as a unique source of supply for a local electric demand generally induces a significant excess in energy production. A solution to the problem appears through the use of a hybrid system, which gives a good way to improve the energy balance together with minimum investment. A sizing method starting from meteorological conditions in Corsica was extended to a twin-source system: solar/fuel electric generator with each source contribution being optimized. The results obtained from such an approach show that a 75% solar rate is an optimal value to obtain an energy balance fitted to the local demand when compared to other systems for decentralized electricity generation. The methodology was tested and validated, through an existing hybrid PV system in Corsica (44 kW). This paper does not present a general sizing method for the hybrid system, but is just a case study.

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  • Notton, G. & Muselli, M. & Louche, A., 1996. "Autonomous hybrid photovoltaic power plant using a back-up generator: A case study in a Mediterranean island," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 7(4), pages 371-391.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:renene:v:7:y:1996:i:4:p:371-391
    DOI: 10.1016/0960-1481(96)00016-X
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    1. Notton, G. & Muselli, M. & Poggi, P. & Louche, A., 1996. "Autonomous photovoltaic systems: Influences of some parameters on the sizing: Simulation timestep, input and output power profile," Renewable Energy, Elsevier, vol. 7(4), pages 353-369.
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