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Optimal sizing and performance investigation of a solar-wind-battery-DG based hybrid Microgrid system applicable to the remote school of Bangladesh
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  • Md. Fatin Ishraque,
  • Sk. A. Shezan,
  • Jannati Nur,
  • Md. Shafiul Islam
Md. Fatin Ishraque
Varendra University
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Sk. A. Shezan
RMIT University
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Jannati Nur
Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology
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Md. Shafiul Islam
Varendra University
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Abstract

The demand for electricity is increasing all over the world. In Bangladesh, there are many rural areas where the grid connection has not reached yet. In this paper, a performance evaluation was done with a solar-wind hybrid renewable energy system with diesel backup for a school located in a remote area, Baje Fulchari village in Gaibandha district, Bangladesh. For the proposed site, the load demand was considered 10.468 kWh/day for a normal working day (taken from a field survey) having peak demand of 3.3 kW. HOMER software was used for the simulation. The solar radiation and wind speed data were collected from NASA Surface meteorology and Solar Energy database. The NPC for the most economical system configuration is found USD 6,191 with a COE of 0.125 $/ kWh. Compared to the conventional power plants the proposed system can reduce the COE and GHG emission of about 29.85% and 69% respectively. The system evaluated in this work might be implemented in a school or any other location of similar load profile anywhere in the world having the same geographical and meteorological conditions.

Peer review status:Published

27 Jan 2020Submitted to Engineering Reports
28 Jan 2020Submission Checks Completed
28 Jan 2020Assigned to Editor
15 Apr 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
16 May 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
06 Jul 20201st Revision Received
07 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
07 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
14 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
18 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
22 Aug 20202nd Revision Received
22 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
22 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
24 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
20 Sep 2020Published in Engineering Reports. 10.1002/eng2.12281