Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES) combine two or more renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, to provide a more efficient energy system that can balance the unpredictability of energy supply. They are often used in remote areas where financial resources can be limited, and energy system installation costs can be significantly higher. However deviation between expected and actual performance has become a major concern for consultancies and energy suppliers. Dr Alireza Maheri, Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, has addressed the root cause of the problem by developing a software tool that uses a new HRES design methodology.
A new software tool has been developed to improve the design and efficiency of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems.