Vol 5 No 3 (2018) Hybrid Power Systems for Commercial Application in Kenya

DOI®: doi.org/10.21276/ijre.2018.5.3.1 

CITATION: Rotich, L., Kinyua, R., Kamau, J., & Ndeda, J. (2018). Hybrid Power Systems for Commercial Application in Kenya. International Journal Of Research And Engineering, 5(3), 321-324. doi:10.21276/ijre.2018.5.3.1

Author(s): 1Leonard K. Rotich, 1Robert Kinyua, 2Joseph Kamau, 2Jared Ndeda

Affiliation(s):

  • 1Institute for Energy & Environmental Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 2Department of Physics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Nairobi, Kenya

Abstract: The cost, availability, and stability of power are parameters that greatly define the quality of energy supplied by a generating system. A hybrid power system with different sources of energy must be properly designed in order to capitalize on the positive features of the deployed resources. Hybrid power system optimization is a process that allows for the deliberate attainment of the desired output from a power system. In this paper, a learning institution, East African School of Aviation (EASA) was selected as a case study for investigating the outcome of harnessing local energy resources to serve a commercial consumer in Kenya. A cost competitive hybrid power system was obtained through Simulation and optimization processes.


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