Comparative Techno-Economic Analysis of Hybrid PV/Diesel and Hybrid Wind/Diesel Energy Generation for Commercial Farm Land in Nigeria
Abdulqadiri Bello Abdulqadiri1, Elwan Abubakar Ahmed2
1Abdulqadiri Bello Abdulqadiri, Department of Electrical Power Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTM, Malaysia.
2Elwan Abubakar Ahmed, Department of Electrical Power Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTM, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on September 21, 2012. | Revised Manuscript received on October 10, 2012. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2012. | PP: 102-106 | Volume-2 Issue-1, October 2012.  | Retrieval Number: A0701092112/2012©BEIESP

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Abstract: This paper describes a commercial farmland application in Nigeria. The objective was to demonstrate the technical, economic and institutional viability of renewable energy (Hybrid system) for commercial farmland as well as to allow local partners to gain experience with hybrid/renewable technology, resource assessment, system sitting and operation. A commercial farmland of 30Km2 (5kmx6km) is considered with a peak energy demand of 90kW and base demand of 40kW. It consists of wind, photovoltaic, and conventional generators. It is usually associated with a single generator source, and uses conventional generators to complement shortfall in supply. In this paper Homer software was use to perform techno economic and feasibility analysis for the system and result shows that wind/dieseal hybrid is more cheaper than the PV/dieseal.
Keywords: Hybrid System, Homer Sofyware, PV.