Design, Simulation And Optimization of A Hybrid Renewable Energy System For Bayero University Kano, Nigeria
||International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)||
|© 2019 by IJCTT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2019|
|Authors : Isiaka Shuaibu, Musefiu Aderinola, Isah Magaji|
|DOI : 10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V67I10P113|
MLA Style:Isiaka Shuaibu, Musefiu Aderinola, Isah Magaji"Design, Simulation And Optimization of A Hybrid Renewable Energy System For Bayero University Kano, Nigeria," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology 67.10 (2019):73-80.
APA Style Isiaka Shuaibu, Musefiu Aderinola, Isah Magaji. Design, Simulation And Optimization of A Hybrid Renewable Energy System For Bayero University Kano, Nigeria, International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, 67(10),73-80.
Hybrid renewable energy system (HRES) combines two or more renewable energy sourcesto improves reliability on power generation. To complement the current powersupply received from Kano Electricity Distribution Company(KEDCO)in Bayero University Kano (BUK) Nigeria,renewable energy resources (RES) were exploited. In this study, wepropose and designa HRESfor BUKusing HOMER 3.4.3 simulationtool. BUK annual load profile, solar radiations, wind speed data and diesel hourly operational data were obtained and used as the inputs to the software with calculated and estimated sized components (Photovoltaic, wind turbine,inverter, diesel generator(s), battery and the loads) coupled together. Two different models wereconsidered to cover all possible states of the system and the outputs of the simulation helps to choose the optimal case for the system. The obtained simulation results, shows that the HRES comprising of diesel generators, PV, wind turbine, battery and inverter is the optimal in terms of economy, efficiency, reliability and environmental friendliness.
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