June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Energy Conversion and Conservation
22.44.1 - 22.44.14
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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