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Sizing and Simulation of a Photovoltaic Hybrid Energy System and Generator for the Electricity Supply of the Residence of the Governor of Mamou, Guinea

The optimization sizing model of hybrid renewable energy systems is a model that applies to micro-energy and makes it possible to simplify the design and implementation of electrical energy projects in isolated areas of large distribution networks and can be interconnected. The objective of this work is the optimal sizing and simulation on HOMER (Hybrid Optimization Model for Electrical Renewable) software of a hybrid photovoltaic system and generator for the electricity supply of the residence of the governor of Mamou. The methodology followed to estimate the electrical loads of the residence, categorizing them in two ways (low consumers and high energy consumers). The field survey made it possible to know the average temperatures and average irradiations of the site. The dimensioning of the photovoltaic field was initially carried out using analytical formulas. The characteristics of the field elements were also determined. The choice of group was made on the basis of the total load of the residence. Finally, the HOMER software made it possible to carry out optimal sizing and simulation of certain parameters. The main results obtained relate to: the meteorological characteristics of the site (temperature and irradiation). The temperature varies from 23.10°C to 30.30°C with an average of 25.86°C. Irradiation varies from 4.68 kWh/m²d to 6.76 kWh/m²d from August to April with an average of 5.54 kWh/m2d. The elements of the hybrid system are: 20 panels of 260 Wp, for an installed power of 5200 Wp; 8220 Ah batteries, for an installed capacity of 1760 Ah; two (2) converters (Sunny boy and Sunny island) with a power of 84 kW each and a 10 kVA generator. The annual production of electrical energy of the entire hybrid system is thus 39.393 kWh. Including 18.113 kWh for the generator, i.e. 46%, and 21.28 kWh for the photovoltaic system, 54%. The investment cost of the system is estimated at 192420600 FG. The results obtained show that the use of renewable energy sources such as solar coupled with thermal remains the best optimal solution for providing electrical energy to isolated areas.

Hybrid System, Photovoltaic, Generator, HOMER

APA Style

Sakouvogui, A., Balde, N. A., Camara, Y., Barry, S., Camara, E. O., et al. (2024). Sizing and Simulation of a Photovoltaic Hybrid Energy System and Generator for the Electricity Supply of the Residence of the Governor of Mamou, Guinea. International Journal of Sustainable and Green Energy, 13(1), 1-7.

ACS Style

Sakouvogui, A.; Balde, N. A.; Camara, Y.; Barry, S.; Camara, E. O., et al. Sizing and Simulation of a Photovoltaic Hybrid Energy System and Generator for the Electricity Supply of the Residence of the Governor of Mamou, Guinea. Int. J. Sustain. Green Energy 2024, 13(1), 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20241301.11

AMA Style

Sakouvogui A, Balde NA, Camara Y, Barry S, Camara EO, et al. Sizing and Simulation of a Photovoltaic Hybrid Energy System and Generator for the Electricity Supply of the Residence of the Governor of Mamou, Guinea. Int J Sustain Green Energy. 2024;13(1):1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ijrse.20241301.11

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