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Measuring reliability of hybrid photovoltaic-wind energy systems: a new indicator
Renewable Energy
  • Luceny Guzman Acuna, Universidad del Norte - Colombia
  • Ricardo Vasquez Padilla, Southern Cross University
  • Alcides Santander Mercado, Universidad del Norte - Colombia
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract

The integration of renewable energy systems has increased in the last decades because of the need for new energy sources freely available and environmental friendly. In this sense, photovoltaic-wind hybrid energy systems are an attractive solution, especially in places with good sun and wind resources. However, due to the stochastic and intermittent behavior of these sources, it is necessary to analyze systems' reliability. In this paper, a new reliability indicator is proposed, based on the minimum hourly electric power obtained from the wind and solar radiation using a probabilistic approach. This indicator is compared with other indicators and the results showed that it increases system reliability by maximizing the use of renewable sources.

Citation Information

Guzman Acuna, L, Vasquez Padilla, R, Santander Mercado, A 2016 'Measuring reliability of hybrid photovoltaic-wind energy systems: a new indicator', Renewable Energy, vol. 106, pp. 68-77.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2016.12.089