Modeling and optimizing of PV–wind–diesel hybrid systems for electrification of remote villages in Iran


Mech. Eng


The main objective of this work is to provide an electric supply to remote Iranian villages that have no access to electricity grid using a stand-alone hybrid system. The hybrid systems considered in this study consist of a photovoltaic array, wind turbine, diesel generator and battery storage. Measured wind speed data was used for a wind turbine energy production model. The hybrid system optimized the electricity supply of villages with 6, 14, 20, 40 and 60 households in Bojnord, Moorchekhort, Kish, Langroud, Khash and Meshkinshahr. The main purpose of this optimization is to find an economical system configuration that is able to fulfill the energy requirements of a given load distribution while considering Iran’s current economy and cost. The optimized results for studied cases have been analyzed and implementation feasibility is discussed