Viability Analysis of Photovoltaic/Wind Hybrid Distributed Generation in an Isolated Community of Northeastern India
This article examines the viability of standalone PV/Wind Hybrid system for remote household in north eastern region (NER) of India. Sizing, optimization, and the economical analysis of the Hybrid system is done through HOMER software. Sensitivity analysis is carried out with solar radiation data, wind speed data, cost of PV and Wind system for a 1kW PV/Wind Hybrid system. Annual peak, scaled annual average, and the average load of 697 W, 3.85 kWh/day, and 0.175 kW respectively are assumed for a remote household for analysis purpose. This article presents the optimal sizing, cost of electricity (COE), battery profile, and converter profile of PV/Wind hybrid system for different NER states. The outcome of this study shows that COE for the NER states lies in the range of 0.279-0.518 $/kWh, making hybrid PV/Wind system the most successful option for mitigation of power demand in the rural areas of the region concerned.
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