Wind/PV with Diesel hybrid sytem
AMRIT SINGH THAPA
where electricity is not available
Combination of renewable source of energy such as wind/solar with diesel generator appears to find increasing appeal in implementing decentralized electricity generations system for remote places of Nepal. The addition of diesel generator to the renewable source of energy provides power on demand, improves reliability and reduces the initial cost of the hybrid plant. Similarly, renewable source of energy addition to a conventional fossil fuel operating diesel generator reduces fuel consumption, thus improving the economics and environmental attributes of the power source. This system can be applied to various geographical conditions, mountain hills, island, plain areas or remote areas, where electricity is not available.
A review of the overall energy production and utilization as well as the system performance of Wind and Solar PV hybrid system in Nepal indicates the promising potential of such system in the coming days.