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Exploitation of temporary water flow by hybrid PV-hydroelectric plant

Authors
Journal
Renewable Energy
0960-1481
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
36
Issue
8
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2011.01.001
Keywords
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Hydro Energy
  • Periodical Water Flow
  • Solar Energy
  • Solar Hydroelectric Plant
  • Sustainable Energy Production
Disciplines
  • Ecology

Abstract

Abstract The paper presents a new type of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) suitable for exploitation watercourse with periodical-temporary water flow. This innovative solution consist of Hydroelectric Plant (HEP) and solar Photovoltaic (PV) generator working together as one hybrid power plant, producing green energy with the same characteristics as classical hydroelectric plants. The main objective of this hybrid solution is achievement of optimal renewable energy production in order to increase the share of RES in an Electricity Power System (EPS). As a paradigm of such exploitation of RES, the example of HEP Zavrelje/Dubrovnik in Croatia was used, where it was ascertained that the proposed solution of hybrid PV-HEP system is natural, realistic and very acceptable, which enhances the characteristics of both energy sources. The application of such hybrid systems would increase the share of high quality RES in energy systems.

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