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Hybrid Energy System for Off – Grid Rural Electrification(Case study Kenya)
Gotland University, School of Culture, Energy and Environment.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis study is to design a hybrid energy system comprised of wind turbines, diesel generators and batteries to provide electricity for an off - grid rural community in Kenya. Wind Measurements collected over six years from 12 locations in Kenya have been studied and one site selected for this project due to its wind potential, geographical location and socio-economic potential. The energy system is designed to cater for the electricity demand of 500 households, one school, one medical clinic and an irrigation system. The system will support up to 3000 people. The Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables (HOMER) is the software tool that has been used to simulate the hybrid system and analyze its results. The optimization has been carried out and presented according to cost of electricity and sensitivity graphs have been used demonstrate the optimization based on diesel price and wind turbine hub height.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Hybrid Energy System, Wind Power, Hybrid Power Optimization, Off–Grid Rural Electrification
National Category
Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217001OAI: diva2:691568
Educational program
Master Programme in Wind Power Project Management
Available from: 2014-03-25 Created: 2014-01-28 Last updated: 2014-03-27Bibliographically approved

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