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Research Article

Design of a Reliable Hybrid (PV/Diesel) Power System with Energy Storage in Batteries for Remote Residential Home

Table 5

Comparative costs of hybrid power and stand-alone generator supply systems.

ConfigurationPV capacity (kW)Generator capacity (kW)Number of batteries (6 V/225 Ah)Converter capacity (kW)Initial capital (US)Annual generator usage (hours)Annual quantity of diesel (L)Total net present cost (US) for 20 yearsCost of energy (US/kWh)Renewable fraction

PV + generator + battery155.4165.541,0485,0115,716192,2310.7450.59
Generator + battery5.4305.514,4505,2989,183210,1460.8150.00

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