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Title: Feasibility and sensitivity analysis of an off-grid micro hydro-photovoltaic-biomass and biogas-diesel-battery hybrid energy system for a remote area in Uttarakhand state, India
Authors: Bhatt A.
Sharma M.P.
Saini, R. P.
Published in: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to study techno-economic feasibility of microhydro-photovoltaic-biomass and biogas-diesel-battery hybrid energy system (HES) in off-grid mode for a rural area in Uttarakhand state, India. The considered HES is designed for energy access in 5 un-electrified villages. Size optimization and sensitivity analysis of considered system is performed by using HOMER software in order to meet the electricity requirements of study area. The selection of optimum configuration is based on the lowest value of cost of energy (COE) and net present cost (NPC) along with the maximum value of renewable fraction (RF) and lowest harmful emissions (CO2). By considering economy and environment as the main concerns, comparative analysis of four different types of models is presented here. Based on sensitivity analysis, 3 configurations out of four different models are selected. By considering economy and environment as the main driving factors, one configuration out of three configurations, is selected as the optimum configuration for the study area which comprises total NPC $5,33,654, COE $0.197/kW h, RF 94% and CO2 emission 15,930 kg/yr. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Citation: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2016), 61(): 53-69
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: DG
Renewable sources
Sensitivity analysis
Techno-economic analysis
ISSN: 13640321
Author Scopus IDs: 57188682064
Author Affiliations: Bhatt, A., Graphic Era University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248002, India
Sharma, M.P., Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247677, India
Saini, R.P., Alternate Hydro Energy Centre, Indian Institute of Te
Corresponding Author: Bhatt, A.; Graphic Era UniversityIndia; email:
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