Optimal design of standalone hybrid renewable energy systems with biochar production in remote rural areas: A case study

Li, L., You, S. and Wang, X. (2019) Optimal design of standalone hybrid renewable energy systems with biochar production in remote rural areas: A case study. Energy Procedia, 158, pp. 688-693. (doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.185)

Li, L., You, S. and Wang, X. (2019) Optimal design of standalone hybrid renewable energy systems with biochar production in remote rural areas: A case study. Energy Procedia, 158, pp. 688-693. (doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2019.01.185)

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Abstract

For remote agriculture-based rural areas, utilizing the local renewable resources such as biomass, wind, and solar energy could be potentially more efficient than long-distance transmission of electricity. In this paper, a multi-objective optimization model for the design of standalone hybrid renewable energy systems (HRES) in remote rural areas is proposed. The objective is to maximize the profits and the carbon abatement capability of the system by optimal process selection and sizing of HRES components including solar, wind, and biomass generation systems. A case study for the design of an HRES on the Carabao Island in the Philippines is conducted. The result shows a 122 kW solar power plant, a 67 kW onshore wind farm and a 223 kW biomass pyrolysis system constitute the optimal configuration of the hybrid energy system, generating a daily profit of US$ 940. The greenhouse gas emission of the optimal system is -3,339 kg CO2 eq/day, indicating good carbon sequestration performance.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:10th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2018), 22-25 August 2018, Hong Kong, China
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:You, Dr Siming
Authors: Li, L., You, S., and Wang, X.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Energy Procedia
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1876-6102
ISSN (Online):1876-6102
Published Online:15 March 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Elsevier
First Published:First published in Energy Procedia 158:688-693
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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