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Dina Emad
M.A. El-Hameed
M.T.Yousef M.T.Yousef
A.A. El-Fergany


This paper proposes a techno-economic design and
evaluation of a stand-alone micro-grid. It comprises
PV/wind/battery system to feed a remote area called Ras- Shaitan,
in Sinai-Egypt. The meteorological data for the selected area
regarding temperature, wind speed and sun irradiation are
collected and analyzed. Necessary modeling and technical
specifications of system components are decided along with the
load profile. System design is based on minimizing the net present
cost (NPC) while keeping technical constraints including the
continuity of supply. Homer software is utilized to get the optimal
and cost-effective components’ size. System performance analysis
including cost analysis and hourly energy balance are performed
to evaluate the proposed design. Effect of varying the average daily
load demand on system size and cost is presented. Finally, the
effect of renewable resources fluctuations on system design and
cost is also included.

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