An optimum hybrid renewable energy system (HRES) includes diesel as main sources combine with wind and solar energy as intermittent renewable energy sources with a battery bank storage is proposed to achieve the load demand of a remote village, Kiyalo, in west of Iran. The optimized system is based on the feasibility, load profile, and environmental consideration of this village. The aim is to have an environment-friendly energy system, reasonably priced over the long-term, with high sustainability and reliability. To explore suitability of the proposal system, a diesel-based power system as an eco-unfriendly system is balanced with the proposal eco-friendly system. National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) HOMER software is applied to assess and contrast the best possible configuration of green energy system with the diesel-based power system in terms of sensitivity analysis, greenhouse gas emission, and net present cost. The optimization of the eco-friendly energy system is fulfilled through unit sizing to discover the optimum power management with minimum cost of the system. The HRES can handle the entire load consumption at a much lower cost and greenhouse gas emission and with much more reliability and sustainability as compare to that of standalone diesel energy system.
- Diesel energy system
- environmentally-friendly energy system
- green energy system
- hybrid PV/wind/battery system
- hybrid renewable energy systems (HRESs)
- optimal energy system