Design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant using optimization

  title={Design of a hybrid solar-wind power plant using optimization},
  author={Karim Mousa and Hamzah AlZu'bi and Ali H. Diabat},
  journal={2010 Second International Conference on Engineering System Management and Applications},
Although solar and wind energy are two of the most viable renewable energy sources, little research has been done on operating both energy sources alongside one another in order to take advantage of their complementary characters. In this paper, we develop an optimal design for a hybrid solar-wind energy plant, where the variables that are optimized over include the number of photovoltaic modules, the wind turbine height, the number of wind turbines, and the turbine rotor diameter, and the goal… CONTINUE READING