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A Linear Programming Approach to the Design of Integrated Renewable Energy Systems for Developing Countries

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3 Author(s)
Ramakumar, R. ; School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma USA 74078 ; Shetty, P.Sudhakara ; Ashenayi, K.

Integrated renewable energy systems (IRES) which utilize different manifestations of solar energy to satisfy various energy needs are well suited for the remote rural areas of developing countries. By employing a linear programming approach, this paper develops a methodology for the design of IRES. The method is quite general and it minimizes an objective function of total annual cost, subject to a set of energy and power constraints. A numerical example is included to illustrate the design procedure.

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Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:EC-1 ,  Issue: 4 )