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Sinha, S. and Chandel, S.S. (2016) Analysis of Fixed Tilt and Sun Tracking Photovoltaic-Micro Wind Based Hybrid Power Systems. Energy Conversion and Management, 115, 265-275.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.02.056

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  • TITLE: Economic Analysis and Environmental Impacts of a Hybrid PV System in Arid Climate Considering Different Types of Solar Trackers

    AUTHORS: Yahya Z. Alharthi, Mahbube K. Siddiki, Ghulam M. Chaudhry

    KEYWORDS: Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Hybrid PV System, Solar Trackers, HOMER System Planning

    JOURNAL NAME: Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol.9 No.10, October 29, 2018

    ABSTRACT: This paper presents a study aimed at evaluating and comparing the performance of six different tracking systems for photovoltaic (PV) with diesel-battery hybrid system in arid climate of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The study considered various technical and economic factors including system net present cost (NPC), levelized cost of energy (LCOE), and PV power generation using energy analysis and microgrid design software “HOMER”. It also presents an overview of the current electricity production and demand in the Kingdom. The weather data used in this study have been collected from the new solar atlas launched by King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE). The selected solar resource monitoring station for this study is located near to Riyadh city and has an annual average daily total irradiation of 6300 W/m2/day. The study shows that, for stand-alone PV system in the vicinity of Riyadh city, tracking system is economically better than fixed angle system. Among the considered tracking systems, VCA system is the most preferable as it has low NPC and LCOE values with a high return on investment (ROI) as well as low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions due to a high renewable energy penetration.