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Energy Management Strategies for Hybrid PV/Diesel Energy Systems: Simulation and Experimental Validation
International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages: 6-14
Received: Jan. 12, 2016; Accepted: Jan. 25, 2016; Published: Feb. 1, 2016
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Authors
Gabin Koucoi, Laboratory for Solar Energy and Energy Savings (LESEE), International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2IE), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Daniel Yamegueu, Laboratory for Solar Energy and Energy Savings (LESEE), International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2IE), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Quoc-Tuan Tran, Smart Grid Laboratory (LSEI), National Solar Energy Institute (CEA/INES), Bourget Du Lac, France
Yézouma Couliblay, Laboratory for Solar Energy and Energy Savings (LESEE), International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2IE), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Hervé Buttin, Smart Grid Laboratory (LSEI), National Solar Energy Institute (CEA/INES), Bourget Du Lac, France
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Abstract
Hybrid photovoltaic-diesel systems are becoming more and more attractive for rural electrification in sub-Saharan Africa region. In this paper, some energy management strategies for a photovoltaic-diesel system without battery storage have been theoretically and experimentally studied. The proposed strategies are respectively based on active power control of inverters and controllable loads to ensure security operation for the system and maximize the solar energy penetration. Simulations and experiments have been performed under two different climate conditions and have been applied to an African rural load profile. All the energy management strategies developed have been implemented with the Matlab environment. The obtained results have shown the effectiveness of the proposed strategies to avoid power reserve to the diesel generator, to increase solar energy fraction, to reduce CO2 emissions, and to ensure the system’s frequency and voltage stability.
Keywords
Hybrid PV/Diesel System, Simulation, Experimentation, Energy Management, Off-Grid Electrification
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Gabin Koucoi, Daniel Yamegueu, Quoc-Tuan Tran, Yézouma Couliblay, Hervé Buttin, Energy Management Strategies for Hybrid PV/Diesel Energy Systems: Simulation and Experimental Validation, International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, pp. 6-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepe.20160501.12
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