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Sustainability 2015, 7(3), 2554-2569; doi:10.3390/su7032554

Meeting the Electrical Energy Needs of a Residential Building with a Wind-Photovoltaic Hybrid System

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pardis Branch, Islamic Azad University, Pardis New City, Iran
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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
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Academic Editor: Francesco Asdrubali
Received: 11 December 2014 / Revised: 2 February 2015 / Accepted: 11 February 2015 / Published: 3 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sustainability)
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A complete hybrid system including a photovoltaic cell, a wind turbine, and battery is modeled to determine the best approach for sizing the system to meet the electrical energy needs of a residential building. In evaluating system performance, the city of Tehran is used as a case study. Matlab software is used for analyzing the data and optimizing the system for the given application. Further, the cost of the system design is investigated, and shows that the electrical cost of the hybrid system in Tehran is 0.62 US$/kWh, which is 78% less expensive than a wind turbine system and 34% less expensive than a photovoltaic system. View Full-Text
Keywords: residential building; electrical energy need; photovoltaic; wind turbine; hybrid system residential building; electrical energy need; photovoltaic; wind turbine; hybrid system
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Mohammadnezami, M.H.; Ehyaei, M.A.; Rosen, M.A.; Ahmadi, M.H. Meeting the Electrical Energy Needs of a Residential Building with a Wind-Photovoltaic Hybrid System. Sustainability 2015, 7, 2554-2569.

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