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dc.contributor.authorGonzález Juncà, Arnau
dc.contributor.authorRiba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger
dc.contributor.authorRius Carrasco, Antoni
dc.description.abstractHybrid renewable energy systems (HRES) are a trendy alternative to enhance the renewable energy deployment worldwide. They effectively take advantage of scalability and flexibility of these energy sources, since combining two or more allows counteracting the weaknesses of a stochastic renewable energy source with the strengths of another or with the predictability of a non-renewable energy source. This work presents an optimization methodology for minimum life cycle cost of a HRES based on solar photovoltaic, wind and biomass power. Biomass power seeks to take advantage of locally available forest wood biomass in the form of wood chips to provide energy in periods when the PV and wind power generated are not enough to match the existing demand. The results show that a HRES combining the selected three sources of renewable energy could be installed in a rural township of about 1300 dwellings with an up-front investment of US $7.4 million, with a total life cycle cost of slightly more than US $30 million. Such a system would have benefits in terms of energy autonomy and environment quality improvement, as well as in term of job opportunity creation.ca_ES
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dc.relation.ispartofSustainability, 2015, vol. 7, núm. 9, p. 12787-12806ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by (c) A. González Juncá et al., 2015ca_ES
dc.subjectGrid-connected hybrid renewable energy systemca_ES
dc.subjectLife-cycle costca_ES
dc.subjectSizing optimizationca_ES
dc.subjectSolar photovoltaic powerca_ES
dc.subjectWind powerca_ES
dc.subjectBiomass gasificationca_ES
dc.subjectForest woodchipsca_ES
dc.titleOptimal sizing of a hybrid grid-connected photovoltaic–wind–biomass power systemca_ES

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