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Technical performance of the Villas Carrousel PV-Wind hybrid systems

Abstract

Fifteen PV-Wind mini Hybrid Systems were installed at the Villas Carrousel Hotel. The first twelve were installed in December 1995. The remainder were installed during January 1997. The energy produced by the systems is used to provide the hotel illumination. Monitoring of the system`s performance has been carried out since 1996. Each system is integrated by a wind generator (Avispa) rated at 500 W, a PV array ranging from 150 to 320 Wp, an electronic control and a battery bank with capacities from 585 up to 780 Ah. The systems operate at 12 VDC and the energy produced is used through 12 V, 13 Watt high efficiency fluorescent lamps. The systems were designed to produce 140-180 Ah/day. During the first months of operation. Some problems arised with the battery voltage measurement. This parameter was formerly measured at the DC bus car of the control board. Some corrosion problems were detected there. This problem caused the undercharging of the battery banks, and in several cases abnormal operation of the wind generators were observed. In general the systems produce the energy demanded by the load. This first experience is helping to promote the Mini Hybrid technology in other applications. This paper presents  More>>
Authors:
Agredano, J; Munguia, G; Flores, J R [1] 
  1. Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1997
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
CONF-9704247-
Reference Number:
SCA: 140600; 170601; 320106; PA: MX-99:000009; EDB-99:044775; SN: 99002055331
Resource Relation:
Conference: Photovoltaic-wind hybrid systems for remote power supply, Cancun (Mexico), 21-25 Apr 1997; Other Information: PBD: 1997; Related Information: Is Part Of Photovoltaic-wind hybrid systems for remote power supply. Workshop. [Selected Papers]; Huacuz, J. M.; Urrutia, M. [eds.] [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca (Mexico)]; PB: 199 p.
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANTS; WIND POWER; WIND POWER PLANTS; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; POWER GENERATION; MONITORING; BATTERY CHARGING; PERFORMANCE TESTING; EVALUATION; MEXICO; NUMERICAL DATA
Sponsoring Organizations:
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT), (Mexico); Iberoamerican Network for Rural Electrification with Renewable Energy (RIER) of the Program Science and Technology (CYTED), (Mexico)
OSTI ID:
334181
Research Organizations:
Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), (Mexico)
Country of Origin:
Mexico
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99725433; ISBN 968-6114-12-2; TRN: MX9900009
Availability:
OSTI as DE99725433
Submitting Site:
MX
Size:
pp. 104-110
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Agredano, J, Munguia, G, and Flores, J R. Technical performance of the Villas Carrousel PV-Wind hybrid systems. Mexico: N. p., 1997. Web.
Agredano, J, Munguia, G, & Flores, J R. Technical performance of the Villas Carrousel PV-Wind hybrid systems. Mexico.
Agredano, J, Munguia, G, and Flores, J R. 1997. "Technical performance of the Villas Carrousel PV-Wind hybrid systems." Mexico.
@misc{etde_334181,
title = {Technical performance of the Villas Carrousel PV-Wind hybrid systems}
author = {Agredano, J, Munguia, G, and Flores, J R}
abstractNote = {Fifteen PV-Wind mini Hybrid Systems were installed at the Villas Carrousel Hotel. The first twelve were installed in December 1995. The remainder were installed during January 1997. The energy produced by the systems is used to provide the hotel illumination. Monitoring of the system`s performance has been carried out since 1996. Each system is integrated by a wind generator (Avispa) rated at 500 W, a PV array ranging from 150 to 320 Wp, an electronic control and a battery bank with capacities from 585 up to 780 Ah. The systems operate at 12 VDC and the energy produced is used through 12 V, 13 Watt high efficiency fluorescent lamps. The systems were designed to produce 140-180 Ah/day. During the first months of operation. Some problems arised with the battery voltage measurement. This parameter was formerly measured at the DC bus car of the control board. Some corrosion problems were detected there. This problem caused the undercharging of the battery banks, and in several cases abnormal operation of the wind generators were observed. In general the systems produce the energy demanded by the load. This first experience is helping to promote the Mini Hybrid technology in other applications. This paper presents some results from the system monitoring for the first year of operation that gives a general idea of the system performance. [Espanol] En el Hotel Villas Carrousel se instalaron 15 sistemas hibridos fotovoltaicos-viento. Los primeros doce se instalaron en diciembre de 1995. Los restantes se instalaron durante el mes de enero de 1997. La energia producida por los sistemas se usa para proporcionar la iluminacion del hotel. El monitoreo del rendimiento del sistema se ha llevado a cabo desde 1966. Cada sistema esta integrado por un aerogenerador (Avispa) con capacidad nominal de 500 W, en un arreglo fotovoltaico que varia de 150 a 320 Wp, un control electronico y un banco de baterias con capacidades desde 585 hasta 780 Ampere-horas. Los sistemas operan a 12 VCD y la energia producida se usa mediante lamparas fluorescentes de alta eficiencia de 12V, 13W. Los sistemas se disenaron para producir de 140 a 180 Ampere-horas por dia. Durante el primer mes de operacion se presentaron algunos problemas con la medicion del voltaje de las baterias. Este parametro era anteriormente medido en la barra colectora de CD del tablero de control. Alli se detectaron algunos problemas de corrosion. Este problema dio como resultado que los bancos de baterias no se cargaran completamente, y en varios casos se observo operacion anormal de los aerogeneradores. En general, los sistemas producen la energia demandada por la carga. Esta primera experiencia esta ayudando a promover la tecnologia Mini Hibrida para otras aplicaciones. Este articulo presenta alguno de los resultados del monitoreo del sistema durante el primer ano de operacion, lo que da una idea general del rendimiento del sistema.}
place = {Mexico}
year = {1997}
month = {Dec}
}