Hybrid Power Plant with Storage System: University Research Station
The article presents a brief overview of renewable energy sources, microgrids and energy storage problems. The construction and utilisation of university research station to study the operation of a hybrid power plant with an energy storage unit has been described. The tested hybrid power plant consists of a photovoltaic panel and a wind turbine. There are two possible areas of research, one is when the microgrid is connected to the main grid and second when it functions independently as a stand-alone setup. In addition, the model allows to study the characteristics of photovoltaic cells, examine the dependence of generated power on the time, season and angle of the solar panel. In this article, the current-voltage characteristics and influence of solar azimuth angle on cell power, dependence of wind on power generated by the wind turbine, and study of off-grid work of power plant are presented.