Skip to Main Content
The optimal design of a photovoltaic hybrid system is time consuming and complex. Therefore, this paper proposes a study of this problem by modelling the system from the energy point of view. The hybrid system is composed of photovoltaic cells, a battery, and a fuel cell supplying a stand-alone street lighting system. After characterizing the problem, an optimization method is selected because it seems that stochastic methods are the best at solving the problem. A genetic algorithm is used to design the hybrid system optimally.