Trigeneration for domestic purposes in isolated areas based on hybrid RES


L. Acevedo, J. Uche, A. Martinez, A.A. Bayod-Rújula and A. Del-Amo




The design of a system providing electricity by coupling photovoltaic/thermal (PVT) collectors and a wind turbine (WT), sanitary hot water (SHW) coming from the PVT and evacuated tube collectors (ETC) and fresh water (FW) produced in two seawater desalting facilities (membrane distillation, MD, and reverse osmosis, RO), has been carefully analyzed by means of a dynamic model developed in TRNSYS. This analysis was the base for the lab-scale pilot plant that has
been recently installed in Zaragoza, Spain.
Coverage of SHW, water (including RO and MD) and power is respectively 99.3%, 100% and 70% in the model. Later tests should validate this very promising results obtained in the simulation at affordable costs in the case of isolated areas.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 15)
Pages: 769-773 Date of Publication: 2017/04/25
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:

REF: 460-17

Issue Date: April 2017
DOI:10.24084/repqj15.460 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

L. Acevedo1, J. Uche1, A. Martinez1, A.A. Bayod-Rújula2 and A. Del-Amo3
1. Energy and Environmental Technologies Area. CIRCE Research Institute. Zaragoza (Spain)
2. Department of Electrical Engineering. Zaragoza (Spain)
3. ENDEF Company. Polígono Industrial Ciudad del Transporte, Zaragoza (Spain)

Key word

Dynamic simulations; photovoltaic/thermal; wind turbine; membrane distillation; reverse osmosis; hybrid systems;
energy in isolated areas.


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