3. Design of the hybrid power supply system
Hybrid power supply systems need to be designed regarding site-specific wind, solar, climatic and electricity demand conditions. Therefore, INENSUS recommends analyzing these conditions in detail prior to setting up a hybrid power system. To evaluate solar and wind resources and their correlation, INENSUS developed the aeolog hybrid compact wind and solar monitoring system. Please find more information about the aeolog here.
On the basis of the wind and solar data as well as demand estimations, the hybrid power system can be designed using computer simulation software. As a result of this simulation, you will obtain the economically optimized energy supply system to cover your electricity demand.
Operating schemes for rural electrification
In village power supply systems it is not only the technical system optimization that has to be paid attention to. Also the terms of integration of new technology into rural everyday life has to be considered. This comprises operation and maintenance of the technical equipment, collecting of electricity fees, capacity building for electricity usage, promotion of productive electricity uses, etc. Many electrification projects failed due to lack of clear definition of competences and responsibilities as well as political power and interfaces between different stakeholders. One of the major success factors in village electrification is the design of the operating scheme fostering constant economic growths of the village. INENSUS designs reliable operating schemes on the basis of the local political and infrastructural framework available to realize a sustainable and well-functioning socio-economic system. The fundamentals of the "micro energy economy" developed by INENSUS serve as a basis in this process.