Optimisation of grid-connected hybrid wind-PV-systems with battery bank storage

Azadeh Kamjoo, Alireza Maheri, Ghanim A. Putrus

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Abstract

Conventionally a battery bank is used as the backup system in standalone Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES) while in grid-connected systems the grid performs as the backup during power shortage periods. For the latter, different prices of electricity during peak and off-peak hours raises a question about the cost effectiveness of using the grid as a backup. Adding a small storage system to maintain the shortage of electricity produced by renewable resources at peak hours may prove to be more cost effective backup. This paper focuses on the design of an optimised grid connected small-scale HRES, incorporating a battery bank to store electricity during off-peak periods and uses this storage to support the HRES during peak demands. This system is intended to be cost effective (taking into consideration the Feed-In-Tariff) and make building self sufficient with regard to energy use
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Forum
Pages2492-2499
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum - Denver, Colorado, Denver, Colorado, United States
Duration: 13 May 201217 May 2012

Conference

ConferenceWorld Renewable Energy Forum
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, Colorado
Period13/05/1217/05/12

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Kamjoo, A., Maheri, A., & Putrus, G. A. (2012). Optimisation of grid-connected hybrid wind-PV-systems with battery bank storage. In World Renewable Energy Forum (pp. 2492-2499)