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Optimum Planning of Hybrid Energy System using HOMER for Rural Electrification

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 66 - Number 13
Year of Publication: 2013
Mahmud Abdul Matin Bhuiyan
Anik Deb
Arefin Nasir

Mahmud Abdul Matin Bhuiyan, Anik Deb and Arefin Nasir. Article: Optimum Planning of Hybrid Energy System using HOMER for Rural Electrification. International Journal of Computer Applications 66(13):45-52, March 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Mahmud Abdul Matin Bhuiyan and Anik Deb and Arefin Nasir},
	title = {Article: Optimum Planning of Hybrid Energy System using HOMER for Rural Electrification},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {66},
	number = {13},
	pages = {45-52},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


A large proportion of the world's population lives in remote rural areas that are geographically isolated and sparsely populated. This paper discussed the efficient system of sustainable renewable energy for domestic use and its total cost for the off-grid area; taking Sandip-para as model which is in Raujan upzila of Chittagong district. Method of this paper is collecting the basic data of solar radiation, wind speed and other required input data, and then hybrid optimization. Simulation model was developed using the HOMER energy modeling software. Simulation model has been used to find out the best technically viable renewable based energy efficient system for different numbers of household. Results have been presented as the most efficient economic way for electrifying the area.


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