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Kiran Kumar B M This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.1, Indira M S1, and S Nagaraja Rao1

1M S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore, India


Received: May 16, 2021
Accepted: July 23, 2021
Publication Date: December 3, 2021

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Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) and wind energy are two major sources of renewable energy that are intermittent in nature. A hybrid system consisting of SPV and Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) can meet the energy needs as either of the source continues to generate energy, in the absence of the other that is reliable and cost effective. The paper presents detailed mathematical modelling, simulation and performance analysis of a single cell SPV and Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator (PMSG) based WECS. These two sources are integrated to form a hybrid renewable energy system. The hybrid model is simulated and the overall performance is analyzed using MATLAB/Simulink for varying temperature/irradiation conditions and varying wind speeds for SPV and WECS respectively. Performance characteristics of the hybrid PV and WECS are presented. The paper also presents as a case study, the annual energy generation for a chosen location from individual SPV and WECS systems based on the real time data collected from Solacast website. This study evaluates the feasibility of implementation of a hybrid system at the site.

Keywords: Boost converter, Irradiation, Solar Photovoltaic, Temperature, Wind speed


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