EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON WIND-SOLAR RENEWABLE ENERGY HYBRID SYSTEM
Renewable Energy Hybrid System (REHS) is a system that utilizes two sources or more of renewable energy. As an advantage, it will assist in producing continuous sources of energy and utilizing one source in the absence of other source(s). The aim of this research is to enhance the energy output of renewable energy system which is the wind turbine by incorporating solar panels. Other objective is to investigate the effect of solar panels distribution on the total power output of the new created hybrid system by investigating two cases. First, by using one large solar panel that is connected to the hybrid controller with the wind turbine. Second, by using smaller size solar panels that have an equivalent area to the panel used in the first case. Results showed that the power output of the wind turbine is improved when connected to the solar panel, and a continuous power output is achieved. One big solar panel has better effect in improving the power output than using smaller size solar panels.
EHAB HUSSEIN BANI-HANI, ZAINAB ALABDULLAH, SADAF GHAFOORY, AND NOURA AL-DHAMER