Assessment of Hybrid Renewable Energy System in Beledweyne city Somalia, Technical and Economical Analysis
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the feasibility of a wind-solar hybrid system on and off-grid power system for electricity generation at a selected location in Somalia using the renewable energy optimization software HOMER. The simulation model has been successfully applied to find the best optimization result based on the energy-efficient system for the specific load. The technical and economic performance of a grid-connected and stand-alone combination of 25 kW wind power and 60 kW solar photovoltaic was investigated. Since the city of Cadaado has not yet installed its own standard modern electricity grid and due to the great need to reduce energy costs in Somalia, a feasibility study was conducted on how to supply electricity to a sampled residential consumption. Based on the basic characteristics of renewable energy sources in central Somalia the grid-connected wind and solar photovoltaic systems could be economically feasible.