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Title: Simulations of hybrid system varying solar radiation and microturbine response time

Hybrid power systems, such as combinations of renewable power sources with intermittent power production and non-renewable power sources, theoretically increase the reliability and thus integration of renewable sources in the electrical system. However, a recent increase in the number of hybrid installations has sparked interest in the effects of their connection to the grid, especially in remote areas. This paper analyses a photovoltaic-gas microturbine hybrid system dimensioned to be installed in La Paz (Mexico).The research presented in this paper studies and quantifies the effects on the total electric power produced, varying both the solar radiation and the gas microturbine response time. The gas microturbine and the photovoltaic panels are modelled using Matlab/Simulink software, obtaining a platform where different tests to simulate real conditions have been executed. They consist of diverse ramps of irradiance that replicate solar radiation variations, and different microturbine response times reproduced by the time constants of a first order transfer function that models the microturbine dynamic response. The results obtained show that when radiation varies quickly it does not produce significant differences in the power guarantee or the microturbine gas consumption, to any microturbine response time. However, these two parameters are highly variable with smooth radiance variations.more » The maximum total power variation decreases greatly as the radiation variation gets lower. In addition, by decreasing the microturbine response time, it is possible to appreciably increase the power guarantee although the maximum power variation and gas consumption increase. Only in cases of low radiation variation is there no appreciable difference in the maximum power variation obtained by the different turbine response times.« less
Authors:
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  1. Department of Energy E.I.M.E.M., University of Oviedo. 13 Independencia Street 2"n"d floor, 36004, Oviedo (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22493933
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Advances; Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2015 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; COMPUTER CODES; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; ELECTRIC POWER; GRIDS; HYBRID SYSTEMS; INSTALLATION; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; POWER GENERATION; POWER SYSTEMS; RADIANT FLUX DENSITY; RELIABILITY; REMOTE AREAS; SOLAR RADIATION; TRANSFER FUNCTIONS; TURBINES; VARIATIONS