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Optimization of a hybrid combination of a photovoltaic syste and a wind energy conversion system: İzmir Institute of Technology Campus area case
Renewable energy resources have gained the great importance due to the growing concerns of environmental problems. The integrated utilization of renewable energies such assolar and wind are becoming very attractive, especially, in most of the isolated and remote areas in many parts of the world.In the present study, firstly, wind and solar radiation measurements, made on Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) Campus area, have been analyzed in order to determine the, both, solar and wind energy potentials of the location. The monthly average wind speeds range from 5.7 m/s to 7.7 m/s, the monthly average of daily values of solar radiation range from 2.1 kWh/m2 to 5.7 kWh/m2 at the monitoring station throughout the measurement period of 12 months between 01.01.2002 and 31.12.2002.Secondly, a procedure is described which determines the hybrid system parameters such as photovoltaic (PV) array area and rotor swept area of wind turbine while satisfying a specific load distribution. The employed method is a graphical construction to figure out the optimum configuration of the generators that satisfies the energy demand mentioned above.