Modeling, comparative simulation and practical performance analysis of a stand-alone PV hybrid power system in Turkey


ÇUBUKÇU M. , ÇOLAK M.

JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS, vol.15, no.3-4, pp.352-360, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3-4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.352-360
  • Keywords: Photovoltaics, Wind energy, Renewable hybrid power systems

Abstract

This study aims to analyze and compare the performance of a stand-alone PV hybrid system located in Fethiye, Turkey. The system was built in off-grid configuration employing a wind turbine - diesel generator hybrid auxiliary supply. System performance was calculated both by simulation and real life measurements. Simulation results and actual performance has been compared for determining the factors affecting the overall performances of PV and/or hybrid power systems. The impact of the meteorological conditions, load demands, and the characteristics of system components were also analyzed. The results were reported using the international evaluation parameters.