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Title: Long-term performance modelling of a combined energy generation system
Author: Child, D.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3544 1031
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1996
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The installation of the combined energy generation system at West Beacon Farm, Loughborough, Leicestershire commenced in 1988, since when it has steadily grown in both generating capacity and operating complexity. It now consists of three electrical generating sources: two 25kW fixed speed horizontal axis wind turbines, a 6kWp photovoltaic array consisting of both monocrystalline and polycrystalline cells and a 15kW combined heat and power unit which also provides 38kW of thermal energy. Electricity is stored in a 184kWh lead acid battery, and also imported and exported from the grid. Previous research on the system was limited, due to lack of detailed system information and time. Therefore the aim of this research project has been to develop a more detailed and accurate computer model of the system that enables the present operating strategy to be evaluated, together with the effects on the system of changing this strategy. The outcome will be to optimize the generating cost and to provide a model with the flexibility to investigate the conditions in other hybrid systems.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Special purpose power plants