Economic Feasibility of Hybrid Biomass/PV/ Wind System for Remote Villages Using HOMER
|J. K. Maherchandani1, Chitranjan Agarwal2 and Mukesh Sahi3
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The present paper discuss the economic feasibility of stand-alone hybrid power system consisting of Biomass/ PV/Wind generators for electrical requirements of the remote locations. It emphasizes the use of renewable hybrid power system to obtain a reliable autonomous system with the optimization of the components size and the improvement of the capital cost. The main source of power to the energy system is biomass generator, whereas, photovoltaic panels and wind generators are the supported additional sources. The batteries are used to store extra energy generated that can further be used for the backup. This investigation assessed the potential of using solar, wind and biomass renewable energy in hybrid off-grid system. The optimization is realized through the NREL HOMER package.