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Hybrid System (Wind and Solar) for Rural Lighting Applications

Konde Pramod Kumar, Soumya Rani, H. Naganagouda



Standalone wind with solar photovoltaic is known as the best hybrid combination of all renewable energy systems and suitable for most of the applications taking care of seasonal changes. They also complement each other during lean periods, example additional energy production by wind during monsoon months compensates less output generated by solar. Similarly, post winter months when wind is dull, SPV takes over. The hybrid system provides more continuous all year-round renewable energy production. These systems are modular and can be expanded easily. A hybrid renewable energy system utilizes two or more energy production methods, usually solar and wind power. Hybrid wind and solar systems provide more consistent year-round performance and reduce the need for back-up generation. The major advantage of solar/wind hybrid system is that when solar and wind power production is used together, the reliability of the system is enhanced. Additionally, the size of battery storage can be reduced as there is less reliance on one method of power production. Often, when there is no sun, there is plenty of wind. The packaged systems are ideally suited to remote homes, schools, clinics and other off-grid applications. They can also be retrofitted to existing diesel-generator systems to save on high fuel costs, minimize noise and provide up to 24 h power. The standard hybrid systems are available to meet power needs. We can also tailor a system to suit should you have a smaller or larger power requirement.


Keywords: SPV, GRID, solar, wind, off-grid, generator


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Konde Pramod Kumar, Soumya Rani, Naganagouda H. Hybrid System (Wind and Solar) for Rural Lighting Applications. Journal of Instrumentation Technology & Innovations. 2017; 7(2):

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