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Sultan Qaboos University Researchers Reveal New Findings on Wind Farms (Optimal Sizing of a Hybrid Wind-Photovoltaic-Battery Plant to Mitigate Output Fluctuations in a Grid-Connected System)

  • Jun 29, 2020
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2020 JUN 29 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Daily News -- Current study results on wind farms have been published. According to news reporting from Sultan Qaboos University by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “A novel optimization strategy is proposed to achieve a reliable hybrid plant of wind, solar, and battery (HWSPS).”

Financial supporters for this research include Sultan Qaboos University.

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Sultan Qaboos University: “This strategy’s purpose is to reduce the power losses in a wind farm and at the same time reduce the fluctuations in the output of HWSPS generation. In addition, the proposed strategy is different from previous studies in that it does not involve a load demand profile. The process of defining the HWSPS capacity is carried out in two main stages. In the first stage, an optimal wind farm is determined using the genetic algorithm subject to site dimensions and spacing between the turbines, taking Jensen’s wake effect model into consideration to eliminate the power losses due to the wind turbines’ layout. In the second stage, a numerical iterative algorithm is deployed to get the optimal combination of photovoltaic and energy storage system sizes in the search space based on the wind reference power generated by the moving average. The reliability indices and cost are the basis for obtaining the optimal combination of photovoltaic and energy storage system according to a contribution factor with 100 different configurations.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “A case study in Thumrait in the Sultanate of Oman is used to verify the usefulness of the proposed optimal sizing approach.”

For more information on this research see: Optimal Sizing of a Hybrid Wind-Photovoltaic-Battery Plant to Mitigate Output Fluctuations in a Grid-Connected System. Energies, 2020,13(3015):3015. (Energies - The publisher for Energies is MDPI AG.

A free version of this journal article is available at

Our news journalists report that more information may be obtained by contacting Abdullah Al Shereiqi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. 33, Al-Khoudh, Muscat-123, Oman. Additional authors for this research include Amer Al-Hinai, Mohammed Albadi, Rashid Al-Abri.


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