Analyzing the Technology of Hybrid Power Systems Utilizing Renewable Energies

Date: June 22, 2011
Pages: 153
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Analyzing the Technology of Hybrid Power Systems Utilizing Renewable Energies
Hybrid power systems are combinations of two or more energy conversion devices, or two or more fuels for the same device, that when integrated, overcome limitations that may be inherent in either.

The most common examples of hybrid power systems include:
  • Wind generation combined with diesel generation
  • Photovoltaic generation combined with battery storage or diesel generation
  • Fuel cell generation combined with microturbine generation.
The system efficiencies of hybrid power systems are generally greater than that of the individual technologies used separately, and higher reliability can be accomplished with redundant technologies and/or energy storage.

Aruvian's R'search presents its research report on hybrid power systems which utilize renewable energy such as wind energy or solar photovoltaics. Analyzing the Technology of Hybrid Power Systems Utilizing Renewable Energies covers the various types of hybrid power systems using renewable energy, such as wind-diesel hybrid power systems, fuel cell-gas turbine hybrid systems, and of course, the more common solar PV hybrid power systems.

The report covers the basics of a hybrid power system, such as what the technology involves, understanding the workings of a hybrid power station, energy storage options in such types of systems, and much more.

The report covers the leading manufacturers of hybrid power systems using renewable energy such as 1stPower, Advanced Energy Systems Inc, BluWav Systems LLC, Direct Power and Water Corporation, Eaton Corporation, among others, and also researches various case studies that have successfully incorporated such hybrid power systems along with renewable energy.
A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

B. INTRODUCTION TO HYBRID POWER SYSTEMS

B.1 What are Hybrid Power Systems?
B.2 What is a Hybrid Power Station?
B.3 Penetration Levels
B.4 Hybrid System Architectures
B.5 Dispatchable Power Options
B.6 Energy Storage Options
B.7 Benefits of Hybrid Power Systems
B.7.1 Efficient Use of Energy Resources
B.7.2 Favorable Siting of Generation
B.7.3 Lowering of Pollution
B.7.4 High Quality of Power
B.8 Cost, Performance & Associated Risk

C. INTRODUCTION TO WIND-DIESEL HYBRID POWER SYSTEMS

C.1 Historical Background
C.2 Overview of Wind-Diesel Power Systems
C.3 Technology behind Wind-Diesel Hybrid Power Systems
C.4 Wind Power System Modeling
C.5 Brief Look at Wind-Hydrogen Hybrid Power Systems

D. FUEL CELL/GAS TURBINE HYBRID SYSTEMS

D.1 Introduction
D.2 Hybrid Systems
D.3 Technical Characteristics
D.4 MTG-SOFC: Distributed Power Generation
D.5 MTG-SOFC: Central Power Generation
D.6 Conclusion

E. HYBRID POWER PLANTS IN GEOTHERMAL USES

F. SOLAR PV HYBRID SYSTEMS

F.1 Introduction
F.2 Popularity of Solar PV Systems
F.3 Integrating the Energy Systems
F.4 Understanding the Load Pattern
F.5 Computing of Power & Energy
F.6 Optimization Configuration
F.7 Economics of the Different Configurations
F.8 Conclusion

G. CASE STUDY: ANALYSIS OF A HYDRO-PV-DIESEL HYBRID SYSTEM IN GREECE

G.1 Introduction
G.2 Overview of the Installation
G.3 Understanding the Energy Balance of the System
G.4 Conclusion

H. CASE STUDY: WIND-PV-DIESEL HYBRID POWER SYSTEMS IN FIJI & HAWAII

H.1 Introduction
H.2 Nabouwalu (Fiji) Wind-PV Hybrid System
H.3 Kahua Ranch (Hawaii) Hybrid System
H.4 Cost of Electricity Production

I. CASE STUDY: WIND-HYBRID POWER SYSTEM FOR NEW ENGLAND ISLANDS

I.1 Introduction
I.2 Cataloging and Classification of Islands
I.3 Offshore Renewable Energy Resources
I.3.1 Wind Energy
I.3.2 Solar Energy
I.4 Understanding the Options for Power Systems
I.4.1 Present-day Energy Status
I.4.2 Power System Choices
I.4.2.1 Grid Connected Turbines
I.4.2.2 Isolated Wind/Diesel Systems
I.4.2.3 Isolated Wind/PV/ Systems
I.5 Modeling Potential Power Systems
I.6 Case Studies
I.6.1 Fox Islands
I.6.2 Monhegan Island
I.7 Conclusion

J. CASE STUDY: CAPE LOOKOUT PV HYBRID POWER SYSTEM

J.1 Introduction
J.2 History of the Site
J.3 Site Characteristics
J.4 Analysis of the PV Hybrid Power System
J.4.1 System Operation
J.4.2 PV Array
J.4.3 PV Modules
J.4.4 Inverters
J.4.5 Propane Generator
J.4.6 Battery Bank of Lead Acid Batteries
J.4.7 Electrical Metering System
J.5 Overall Reduction in Consumption of Liquefied Propane Fuel

K. CASE STUDY: MT MORGAN SOLAR HYBRID POWER SYSTEM

K.1 Introduction
K.2 Technology Used
K.3 Energy Purchase & Supply
K.4 Impact on the Environment
K.5 Conclusion

L. LEADING INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTORS

L.1 1stPower
L.2 Advanced Energy Systems Inc
L.3 BluWav Systems, LLC
L.4 Direct Power and Water Corporation
L.5 Eaton Corporation
L.6 Enerex LLC
L.7 Hydro Fuel Systems
L.8 ISE Corporation
L.9 Kyocera Solar
L.10 NEST Energy Systems
L.11 New Path Renewables
L.12 Northern Power Systems
L.13 Onsite Power Systems
L.14 Orion Energy Corporation
L.15 PitchWind Systems AB
L.16 Point Power Systems
L.17 Polar Power Inc
L.18 Radiantec
L.19 Rocky Mountain Technologies
L.20 Solar Electrics
L.21 Solar Specialists
L.22 Sustainable Automation, Inc.
L.23 Tersus Navitas Laboratories
L.24 Windward Energy Company

M. APPENDIX

N. GLOSSARY OF TERMS

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