Sizing Wind/Photovoltaic Hybrids for Households in Inner Mongolia

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Approximately 140,000 wind turbines currently provide electricity to about one-third of the non-grid-connected households in Inner Mongolia. However, these households often suffer from a lack of power during the low-wind summer months. This report describes an analysis of hybrid wind/photovoltaic (PV) systems for such households. The sizing of the major components is based on a subjective trade-off between the cost of the system and the percent unmet load, as determined by the Hybrid 2 software in conjunction with a simplified time-series model. Actual resource data (wind speed and solar radiation) from the region are processed so as to best represent ... continued below

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Barley, C. D.; Lew, D. J. & Flowers, L. T. June 1, 1997.

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Approximately 140,000 wind turbines currently provide electricity to about one-third of the non-grid-connected households in Inner Mongolia. However, these households often suffer from a lack of power during the low-wind summer months. This report describes an analysis of hybrid wind/photovoltaic (PV) systems for such households. The sizing of the major components is based on a subjective trade-off between the cost of the system and the percent unmet load, as determined by the Hybrid 2 software in conjunction with a simplified time-series model. Actual resource data (wind speed and solar radiation) from the region are processed so as to best represent the scenarios of interest. Small wind turbines of both Chinese and U.S. manufacture are considered in the designs. The results indicate that combinations of wind and PV are more cost-effective than either one alone, and that the relative amount of PV in the design increases as the acceptable unmet load decreases and as the average wind sp eed decreases.

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OSTI as DE97006930

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  • WindPower `97: annual conference and exhibition of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Austin, TX (US), 06/15/1997--06/18/1997; Other Information: Supercedes report DE97006930; PBD: Jun 1997

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  • Other: DE97006930
  • Report No.: NREL/CP--440-23116
  • Report No.: CONF-970608--
  • Report No.: ON: DE97006930
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 629315
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696487

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Barley, C. D.; Lew, D. J. & Flowers, L. T. Sizing Wind/Photovoltaic Hybrids for Households in Inner Mongolia, article, June 1, 1997; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696487/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.