DESIGN AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A PV-MICRO HYDRO OFF-GRID POWER GENERATING SYSTEM

Ighodaro, O.O and Egwaoje, S.O

Abstract

Renewable energy- based off-grid electricity supply has been considered as the solution to off-grid electrification problems of remote locations globally and also in Nigeria. This paper explored the potential of using a hybrid PV-hydro system to meet the electricity need of an off-grid settlement in Okuhuepen Waterside Community, Edo State Nigeria in a reliable and sustainable manner. The study shows Okuhuepen’s capacity for sustainable off-grid power generation using the available energy potentials of the city. The socio-economic load demand of Okuhuepen was carried out, population growth rate and the corresponding due allowance was also considered. Read full PDF

Keywords: Renwable energy, grid electricity, hydro, design, feasibility

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