At the beginning of this chapter is a brief introduction to the issue of renewable energy sources. Next, aspects that should be considered when choosing a location of both solar photovoltaics panels and wind turbines are discussed. Afterwards, there is a brief theoretical introduction to the General Morphological Analysis (GMA), followed by practical application of GMA to optimize the structure of hybrid solar-wind system, which is preceded by a description of the adopted design assumptions. At the end of the chapter is a numerical model of a hybrid solar-wind system developed in the MATLAB/Simulink environment and analysis of the results of numerical simulations.
Part of the book: Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Wind Farms and Hybrid Systems