Techno-Economic Analysis of Off-Grid Hybrid PV-Diesel-Battery System in Katsina State, Nigeria

  • B. Modu Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • A. K. Aliyu Department of Electrical Engineering, Murtala Muhammed Airport, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Ikeja Lagos
  • A. L. Bukar Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • M. Abdulkadir Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • Z. M. Gwoma Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • M. Mustapha Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Nigeria

Abstract

Continuous burning of fossil fuel has a great impact on the environment. Thus, moving toward renewable energy system or hybridization of alternative energy systems can reduce the emission of hazardous gases produced by the fossil fuels. This paper presents a techno-economic analysis of hybrid PV/diesel and battery system configuration of five (5) Houses at Barhim Quarters, Katsina, Nigeria. HOMER optimization software was used for the techno-economic analysis. This paper shows how a meaningful amount of CO2 can be reduce and the impact of PV penetration by the optimized hybrid PV/diesel system configuration. Having compared the configurations such as the PV-diesel-battery, PV-diesel without battery, Standalone diesel and standalone PV system based with $0.434/kW, $0.645/kW, $0.721/kW and $0.908/kW respectively as their cost of energy. Considering the Net present costs, cost of energy, CO2 emission, excess of electricity generated and renewable penetration, a PV-diesel-battery Hybrid Power System (HPS) was proposed for the area under focus.

Published
Jun 1, 2018
How to Cite
MODU, B. et al. Techno-Economic Analysis of Off-Grid Hybrid PV-Diesel-Battery System in Katsina State, Nigeria. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 2, p. 317-324, june 2018. ISSN 2545-5818. Available at: <http://azojete.com.ng/index.php/azojete/article/view/407>. Date accessed: 14 nov. 2018.
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