Cost Optimization of Hybrid Stand-Alone Power System for Cooled Store in Kirkuk
International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy
Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2015, Pages: 30-39
Received: Dec. 13, 2014; Accepted: Jan. 10, 2015; Published: Mar. 16, 2015
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Sameer Saadoon Al-Juboori, Electronic and Control Engineering Dept., Kirkuk Technical College, Kirkuk, Iraq
Ali Hlal Mutlag, Electronic and Control Engineering Dept., Kirkuk Technical College, Kirkuk, Iraq
Ehsan Fadhil Abbas Al-Showany, Refrigerating and Conditioning Engineering Dept., Kirkuk Technical College, Kirkuk, Iraq
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However, the design, control, and optimization of the hybrid systems are usually very complex tasks; the stand-alone hybrid solar–diesel power generation system is recognized generally more suitable than systems that only have one energy source for supply of electricity to off-grid applications. A proposed PV system has been designed and optimized using HOMER software computer model to supply a potato cooled store in Kirkuk city in Iraq. The result obtained from the optimization gives the cost of energy (COE) is 0.639 US$/kWh with 2axis trucking system and 0.692 US$/kWh with no trucking system. Energy cost is 0.796 US$/kWh when the load is supplied by the diesel generator alone.
Homer, Stand Alone, Hybrid, Kirkuk, Off-Grid, Trucking
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Sameer Saadoon Al-Juboori, Ali Hlal Mutlag, Ehsan Fadhil Abbas Al-Showany, Cost Optimization of Hybrid Stand-Alone Power System for Cooled Store in Kirkuk, International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, pp. 30-39. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20150402.12
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