International Journal of Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering(IJIEEE).
Paper Title - Minimization of Cost/Watt Ratio by Sizing Floating PV for PV-Hydro Hybrid on Grid Generation to Reduce the Duck Curve Phenomenon in India
Electricity demand all around the world is escalating rapidly especially in developing Asian nations such as India
due to their sky rocking economic growth. To fulfill the energy demand turning towards renewable sources of energy is
imperative otherwise causing atmospheric degradation and environmental downfall. Luckily India has abundant renewable
resources to exploit among which solar and hydro are the primary. High subsidies for installations of solar plants as
according to green policy by Government of India in the recent past has accelerated the growth of percentage of solar in the
total renewable generation capacity of India. This paper examines a novel algorithm which performs optimal solar sizing for
floating solar photovoltaics using multiple constraints, so as to combine with the pre-existing hydro-projects to facilitate
minimization of the duck curve at its very source which is caused by the mismatch in peak generation and peak demand time
of electricity. Though the problem still dormant in the Indian power scenario would definitely pose as a problem in the
upcoming future as Solar’s penetration in energy generation is increasing very quickly.
Keywords - 1) Duck Curve, 2) Floating Photovoltaics, 3) Solar-Hydro Hybrid Energy Generation, 4) Solar Sizing.
Author - Sanket Kulkarni, P.P. Revankar
Citation - Sanket Kulkarni ,
P.P. Revankar ,
Sanket Kulkarni, P.P. Revankar " Minimization of Cost/Watt Ratio by Sizing Floating PV for PV-Hydro Hybrid on Grid Generation to Reduce the Duck Curve Phenomenon in India " ,
International Journal of Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering (IJIEEE) , Volume-7,Issue-6 ( Jun, 2019 )