Experimental study of using renewable energy in Yemen

Hani S. Alganahi, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Azah Mohamed, Ahmed M A Haidar, Ahmed N. Abdalla

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Abstract

During the last decade, there has been an increased interest to develop renewable energy technologies that could contribute to ever-increasing energy needs. This paper proposes a new PV array-wind-diesel generator hybrid system model to determine the optimal configuration of power systems relevant to different regions in Yemen, Sana'a and Aden. Various renewable and non-renewable energy sources, energy storage and their applicability in terms of cost and performance are discussed. The collected data for the wind, solar radiation and diesel price were obtained from Civil Aviation & Meteorology Authority in Yemen. The Sensitivity analysis was carried out using Homer program. The results show that wind-diesel-battery model is the most suitable solution for both regions in term of the economic performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4170-4174
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
Volume3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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Civil aviation
Meteorology
Solar radiation
Hybrid systems
Energy storage
Sensitivity analysis
Economics
Costs

Keywords

  • Economic value
  • Hybrid system
  • Optimization
  • Renewable energy

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Alganahi, H. S., Sopian, K., Mohamed, A., Haidar, A. M. A., & Abdalla, A. N. (2009). Experimental study of using renewable energy in Yemen. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 3(4), 4170-4174.

Experimental study of using renewable energy in Yemen. / Alganahi, Hani S.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Mohamed, Azah; Haidar, Ahmed M A; Abdalla, Ahmed N.

In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 4, 10.2009, p. 4170-4174.

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Alganahi, HS, Sopian, K, Mohamed, A, Haidar, AMA & Abdalla, AN 2009, 'Experimental study of using renewable energy in Yemen', Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 4170-4174.
Alganahi HS, Sopian K, Mohamed A, Haidar AMA, Abdalla AN. Experimental study of using renewable energy in Yemen. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 2009 Oct;3(4):4170-4174.
Alganahi, Hani S. ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Mohamed, Azah ; Haidar, Ahmed M A ; Abdalla, Ahmed N. / Experimental study of using renewable energy in Yemen. In: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. 2009 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 4170-4174.
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