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Determining a cost-effective technique for electrification of remote houses using different renewable and Gas-based sources

Ismail, Muhammad (2017) Determining a cost-effective technique for electrification of remote houses using different renewable and Gas-based sources. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

This project is concerned with determining the cost-effective technique for electrification of remote houses using different renewable energy and gas-based sources. Cases with inclusion and exclusion of some of the power sources are given with the idea of which cases defined as the most profitable and worthwhile. The power sources included in this thesis project are the electricity grid, the PV panel, the battery storage and the gas generator. Therefore, the cost visibility of each of these cases are also different and it is an important view as it decides the outcomes of the project. The cases given were modelled in the HOMER pro software. Initially, feasibility studies and literature review were carried out in order to acquire knowledge of the power sources used in the project as well as familiarizing with the HOMER tools. In familiarizing with the tools, the components used in HOMER tools were examined and studied as it sometimes creates problems such as limited library data. This method helped develops a strong basic information about the project and gives a broad view of the project. The HOMER software is used to experience the simulation, the optimization and the sensitivity analysis of the cases given. By using the HOMER tools, the total net present cost can be obtained. Through the data obtained, analysis of the project also can be presented.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Shahnia, Farhad
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41911
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