Techno-Economic Analysis of a Grid-Connected Hybrid Biogas/Photovoltaic Power Generation System in the Mediterranean Region


Depletion of fossil fuels and oncoming impacts of global warming reveal the vitality of utilizing renewable power generation systems for future generations of humanity. Investing in those systems also has several incentives in Europe for domestic equipment usage or selling produced electricity to the grid with advantageous tariffs in recent years. Reciprocating internal combustion engine based biogas cogeneration provides simultaneous heat and electricity with respect to a single fuel input that is obtained by the anaerobic digestion of renewable energy resources such as animal manures and regenerative raw materials. A biogas cogeneration plant with a photovoltaic (PV) system that transforms inexhaustible sunlight into electricity is an energy efficient and reliable alternative in order to produce heat and electrical energy at the same time for both on-grid systems in urban areas and off-grid systems in rural areas. In this study, techno-economic analysis of a grid-connected hybrid biogas/PV power generation system settled in the Mediterranean Region is performed by investigating the scenario of selling the produced electricity to the national grid with the advantageous tariff price and evaluating heat energy within the plant.

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Kasım Zor, Cukurova University, Turkey
Özgür Çelik, Adana Science and Technology University, Turkey
Ahmet Teke, Cukurova University, Turkey

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Conference: ECSEE2016
Stream: Energy: Renewable Energy and Environmental Solutions

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