IIAE CONFERENCE SYSTEM, The 5th IIAE International Conference on Industrial Application Engineering 2017 (ICIAE2017)

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Feasibility Study of Potential of Hybrid Renewable Energy Generation Sources for Rural Community; A Case of Nongplathao Park Community, Chaiyaphum Provincial Administration Organization, Thailand.
Montre Chaleekure, Vinthnaphat Aphichoknithiphuwadol, Uthen Leeton, Boonruang Marungsri

Last modified: 2017-03-21

Abstract


Renewable energy utilization is widely concerned all over the world. They are increasingly utilized in Thailand due to the Royal Thai government policy and subsidize that emphasize their utilization in potential areas. Chaiyaphum Province, located in northeastern part of Thailand, is a high potential area for renewable energy utilization. This paper presents the feasibility study of the potential of hybrid renewable energy sources, i.e. solar and wind energies, for the rural community under Chaiyaphum Provincial Organization. In this study, annual data of wind speed, wind direction, wind gust speed and solar irradiation taken from the meteorological department of Chaiyaphum provincial area, Thailand were used in the study.  Optimum hybrid renewable energy generation sources, i.e. wind turbine and PV, were designed for Nongplathao Park Community, Muang District, Chaiyaphum province. Results showed the annual average wind speed of 7.02 m/s, and annual average solar energy of 4.6722 kWh/m2. Furthermore, the design of On-Grid hybrid renewable generation system was seen to be practical. Initial investment cost was analyzed by Homer Version 3.6.3.0. From the results, the total capacity for generation of electricity from hybrid renewable energy sources of 52 kW was obtained.  By considering the community location and its potential, small wind turbines with a capacity of 3 kW/tower, 4 units and PV system of 40 kW were chosen for design in this study.

Keywords


Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Hybrid Renewable Generation, On-Grid Generation.

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