Monthly Optimization of a New Hybrid Renewable Energy System Considering Energy and Agricultural Efficiency

Selmin Ener Rusen, Buket Bezgin Carbas, Abdurrahman Ulker


Clean and cheap energy in agriculture play a key role in improving agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability, and economic performance. This paper presents the result of the monthly optimization analysis for enhancing energy efficiency and conservation in a new hybrid system composed of pumped-storage (PHS) power plant integrated PV platform and wind turbine (WT). The monthly performance of this new hybrid system is analyzed for Karaman which has high solar and wind energy potentials by reason of its climatic and regional factors.  Using the data for one year, a preliminary study has been carried out for the selected station which produced important information for an extended work. The monthly optimization analysis results have been determined by using earth observation data of solar and the wind which are registered in this region. According to the wind and solar data, the optimum month was found as July considering energy and agricultural efficiency. Results can be used either to increase the performance of the new hybrid system or to analyze long-term agricultural and energy studies with more efficiently.


Hybrid Renewable Energy System, Optimal Energy Production

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