Published August 25, 2018 | Version v1
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Techno-economic Assessment of a Hybrid Off-grid DC System for Combined Heat and Power Generation in Remote Islands

  • 1. Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • 2. Aston University, UK
  • 3. Imperial College London, UK
  • 4. Loughborough University, UK


Hybrid renewable energy systems that combine heat and electricity generation is an achievable option for remote areas where grid is uneconomical to extend. In this study, a renewable-based system was designed to satisfy the electrical and thermal demands of a remote household in an off-grid Greek island. A hybrid DC system consisted of a combination of photovoltaic modules, wind turbine, electrolyzer-hydrogen tank, fuel cell and batteries were analysed using HOMER Pro software. Based on the optimal obtained system, it is found that such a system can satisfy both electrical and thermal load demand throughout the year in a reliable manner.


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RDC2MT – Research, Demonstration, and Commercialisation of DC Microgrid Technologies 734796
European Commission