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Simulation of Solar Photovoltaic, Biomass Gas Turbine and District Heating Hybrid System

S. Sami


E. Marin

S. Sami 1 ,

E. Marin 1 
  1. Research Center for Renewable Energy Catholic University of Cuenca, Cuenca, Ecuador 1

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Pages: 9-26

DOI: 10.18488/journal.13.2017.61.9.26

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Article History:

Received: 14 December, 2016
Revised: 16 January, 2017
Accepted: 22 February, 2017
Published: 09 March, 2017


This paper presents a simulation model for Biomass-Photovoltaic Hybrid system. The energy conversion equations describing the total power generated by system have been presented. A numerical model based upon the aforementioned conservation equations was developed, coded and results were presented and analyzed. The model is intended to be used as an optimization, design and analysis tool for typical gas turbine Biomass-CHP hybrid systems. The results predicted by the proposed model compared fairly with data under various biomass loading conditions.

Contribution/ Originality
This study contributes to the existing literature of photovoltaic, biomass and district heating hybrid systems. This study uses a new approach in modeling the hybrid system by establishing the conservation and conversion equations, integrating, coding and solving them to obtain the dynamic behavior of the hybrid system.


Integrated-gas turbine biomass system, CHP, Modeling, Simulation, Experimental validation.



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The research work presented in this paper was made possible through the support of the Catholic University of Cuenca.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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