Implementation of energy sustainability using hybrid power systems, a case study

Armin Razmjoo, M.A. Ehyaei, Abdollah Ahmadi, Mehdi Pazhoohesh, Mousa Marzband, Mohsen Mansouri Khosravi, Ahmad Shahhoseini, Afshin Davarpanah

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Without a doubt, many remote areas have a hidden potential of energy, which can be considered for electricity production. Indeed, energy supply for remote areas is one of the most critical targets of SDGs BY the 2030 year. Based on this explanation, this paper presents a techno-economic analysis of hybrid energy systems installable for two capital provinces of Iran, concerning SDGs targets. Firstly, a comprehensive investigation of SDGs and UN-Habitat III targets are described and then, concerning these targets and existing data gathered by the meteorological organization of Iran, a techno-economic analysis is conducted using Homer software. Regarding the high potential of renewable energies in Zahedan and Zanjan cities of Iran, implementing hybrid energy systems could be feasible for producing electrical energy as a correct policy and a good vision by policymakers and energy experts in the future. In this respect, a PV-Wind-Generator system is investigated in this paper for producing electricity in the two mentioned cities. Technical analysis of the solar energy for Zahedan is showing that the total amount of electricity production by the hybrid system is about 40,617 kWh/yr. In addition, the total amount of electricity production by this hybrid system for Zanjan is to equal 41,728 kWh/yr. Therefore, regarding this high potential of energy in these areas, investment on the solar energy for both cities has economic justification, while from the wind energy potential viewpoint, only Zahedan is proper for investment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Early online date4 Nov 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Nov 2019


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