Optimal Hybridization of Renewable Energy Systems to Improve Energy Efficiency


Rajashekar P. Mandi
Udaykumar R. Yaragatti


Energy is the prime mover of the economic growth and developmental process. To enhance the energy security of India, use of renewable energy is the utmost important. Electrical energy is the richest form of energy which is having an important role in Industrial growth. Depleting fossil fuel resources which form about more than 60 % of Indian energy generation cannot prime the growth process that is sustainable. They need to be gradually replaced by renewable sources of energy, which are perennial in nature. The increasing gap between power supply and demand is alarming the power industry to work hard in reducing the gap. In order to achieve the sustainable energy growth with the increased population and energy demand and to provide more energy to the rural populations, the non-conventional and renewable energy sources need to be installed and used [1]. The energy resource like solar radiation & wind data are measured, the energy availability, reliability of energy systems and economics of the systems are carried out by using a HOMER and MATLAB Simulink software. This paper discusses about the improving of energy efficiency by hybridization of different forms of renewable energy sources with respect to energy availability, reliability, cost, ease of operation and maintenance, etc, with detailed discussion.


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Mandi, R. P., & Yaragatti, U. R. (2013). Optimal Hybridization of Renewable Energy Systems to Improve Energy Efficiency. Power Research - A Journal of CPRI, 9(4), 521–532. Retrieved from https://cprijournal.in/index.php/pr/article/view/860


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