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A planning tool for pre-feasibility of wind-PV hybrid system: Using Geographic Information System

Urmee, T. and Sivanappon, K. (2010) A planning tool for pre-feasibility of wind-PV hybrid system: Using Geographic Information System. VDM Verlag DR. Muller, Saarbrucken, Germany.

Abstract

The success of renewable energy (RE) electrification projects depends largely on the selection of sites that have the appropriate conditions such as resources availability, existing grid distance, terrain characteristics, electricity demand and electricity usage pattern. Geographic Information System (GIS) can be used as an aid in the identification of suitable sites. The proposed method a site selection method using GIS, focusing on the potential for decentralized hybrid wind and PV systems in rural areas. It evaluates the wind and solar energy resources in a region and determines the potential of wind PV hybrid system (WPVHS) for meeting the electricity demand using GIS spatial data.The method used in this study for assessing the technical and financial viability of wind and solar resources could be used to investigate the potential for optimising renewable energy resources to meet local demand.

Publication Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Energy
Publisher: VDM Verlag DR. Muller
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/9342
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