Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

On the Simulation Tool of Autonomous Hybrid RES-Based Power Plants

George N. Prodromidis(1*), Frank A. Coutelieris(2)

(1) Department of Environmental & Natural Resources Management, University of Ioannina,
(2) Corresponding author. Current Address: University of Western Greece, Seferi 2, 30100, Agrinio, Greece, Greece
(*) Corresponding author

DOI's assignment:
the author of the article can submit here a request for assignment of a DOI number to this resource!
Cost of the service: euros 10,00 (for a DOI)


An extensive study is presented on the simulation, optimization and establishment of several hybrid RES-based building scale systems, designed to produce electricity to cover different electrical requirements. As fundamental case study, an already established system was simulated and optimized to be financially and energetically feasible for off-grid operation. Solar and wind resources along with several buffering technologies are proposed and related to the characteristics of such an investment. Moreover, based on a comparative feasibility study for systems simulated on several Greek islands, the role of grid connection was investigated. Finally, a laboratory-scale system was built to validate the theoretical predictions with experimental measurements, thus identifying the validity of the HOMER simulation platform
Copyright © 2013 Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.

Full Text:



O. Paish, Small hydro power: technology and current status, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 6 (2002) 537-556.

E. M. Nfah, J. M. Ngundam, Identification of stakeholders for sustainable renewable energy applications in Cameroon, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 16 (2012) 4661-4666.

J.K. Kaldellis, D. Zafirakis, K. Kavadias, Techno-economic comparison of energy storage systems for island autonomous electrical networks, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 13 (2009) 378-392.

J.A. Hernandeza, D. Velasco, C.L. Trujillo, Analysis of the effect of the implementation of photovoltaic systems like option of distributed generation in Colombia, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 15 (2011) 2290-2298.

M. Little, M. Thomson, D. Infield, Electrical integration of renewable energy into stand-alone power supplies incorporating hydrogen storage, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 32 (207) 1582-1588.

G. N. Prodromidis, F.A. Coutelieris, Simulation and optimization of stand-alone power plant based on renewable energy sources, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 35 (2010) 10599-10603.

G.N. Prodromidis, F.A. Coutelieris, A comparative feasibility study of stand-alone and grid connected RES-based systems in several Greek Islands, Renewable Energy. 36 (2011) 1957-1963.

A.R. Brealy, C.S. Myers, Principles of Corporate Finance. USA. McGraw-Hill. (1991).

G.N. Prodromidis, L. Kikareas, P. Stamatopoulou, G. Tsoumanis, F.A. Coutelieris Design and Implementation of an Off-grid Hybrid RES-Based Lab-Scale Power Plant for Electricity Production. (2013) submitted.

G.N. Prodromidis, F.A. Coutelieris A new model for the operation of RES-based Hybrid Stand-alone Systems. (2013) submitted.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Please send any question about this web site to
Copyright © 2005-2022 Praise Worthy Prize