INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, cilt.37, ss.4737-4748, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Lately, interest in renewable sources, especially wind and solar energy, has shown a significant increase in all over the world that mostly depends on climate-threatening conventional fossil fuels. Besides, hybrid use of these power sources with suitable backup units provides many advantages compared to sole use of these sources. In this regard, a hybrid system consisting of a wind turbine for utilizing the wind energy, photovoltaic panels for solar energy, fuel cell for providing back-up power and a battery unit for storing the possible excess energy production and supplying the transient load is considered in this study. Experimental assessment of this system in different case studies including the real time measured dynamic power demand of an office block is realized. The collaborative actions of the proposed hybrid system with a fuzzy logic based energy management strategy during fluctuations of renewable-based power production are investigated. Thus, results of this study may be valuable for evaluating the feasibility of stand-alone hybrid renewable energy units for future power systems. Copyright (C) 2011, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.