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A Green Hybrid Power Plant using Photovoltaic and Wind Energy with Power Quality Improvement in Qatar

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Project-Based Education in Energy Curriculum

Tagged Division

Energy Conversion and Conservation

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22.44.1 - 22.44.14



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Hassan Moghbelli, Ph.D. Texas A&M University, Department of Mathematics

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Hassan Moghbelli received his B.S., in electrical engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 1973, his M.S. in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1978, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering with specialization in electrical drives and power electronics from University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC) in 1989. Dr. Moghbelli was an instructor at Isfahan University of Technology (IUT) from 1978 - 1984, an assistant professor at Purdue University, Calumet (PUC) from 1989 - 1993, and an Associate Professor in IUT and IUST from 1989 - 2002. He has done several projects in the area of electrical drives, power electronics, and hybrid electric vehicles. He served as the Head of School of Railway Engineering at IUST from 2000 - 2002. He served as a consultant at Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District from 1991 - 1993 and at Isfahan and Tehran Regional Metro Companies from 1993 - 2002. He has directed several projects in the area of electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles. He also was a research associate in the Advanced Vehicle Systems Research Program in the department of Electrical Engineering at Texas A&M University from 2002 to 2004. Furthermore, he successfully implemented the Hybrid Electric Vehicles on a Saypa mini bus which was funded by Ministry of Industry in Iran. He was a senior lecturer in Math department at TAMU during 2004 - 2006. He joined the Math and Science Department at Texas A&M, Qatar in January of 2007 and he is working on NPRP2 research project for Qatar Foundation. His research interests are mainly the control, electric drive train, power electronics, hybrid electric vehicles, CNG vehicles, alternative energy, and power systems. He has published more than 95 scientific papers in these areas. He is a member of SAE, ASME, and IEEE.

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Haitham Abu_Rub Texas A&M University at Qatar, ECE Department

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Associate Professor at Texas A&M University at Qata, ECE TAMUQ

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1 A Green Hybrid Power Plant using Photovoltaic and Wind Energy with Power Quality Improvement in Qatar Hassan Moghbelli, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TeXas Hamid Toliyat, PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Texas A&M University College Station, Texas Haitham Abu-Rub, PhD, Electrical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University P.O. Box 23874, Qatar Foundation, Doha, QatarABSTRACT A major challenge in using wind as a source of power is that wind isintermittent. Wind energy cannot be stored and not all winds can be harnessed to meet theelectricity demands. Therefore, this energy source should be used with other type of energysources to provide a continuous and reliable electrical energy source. In this paper, a solarpower plant with solar tracker is selected to hybridize with the wind energy source. Usingthe sun tracker will increase energy absorbed by the photovoltaic panels that will increasethe efficiency. A hybrid power plant using solar energy and wind power plant will bedesigned and the results will be used for implementation in a pilot plant which will advanceknowledge and education. The efficiency of the power plant can be improved by usingpower electronics and electric energy storage. The power conditioning unit combines theelectric energy from both solar power plant and wind power plant. The dc output energy ofthe hybrid power plant will be converted to ac and will be synchronized with the electricpower grid by the power conditioning unit. The ac output will be generated and controlled bythe power conditioning unit which has multiple benefits of both generation of electricity withhigh efficiency and improvement of electric power quality.

Ph.D., H. M., & Abu_Rub, H. (2011, June), A Green Hybrid Power Plant using Photovoltaic and Wind Energy with Power Quality Improvement in Qatar Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17326

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