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dc.contributor.authorRanaboldo, Matteo
dc.contributor.authorDomenech Léga, Bruno
dc.contributor.authorVilar, David
dc.contributor.authorFerrer Martí, Laia
dc.contributor.authorPastor Moreno, Rafael
dc.contributor.authorGarcía Villoria, Alberto
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Mecànica
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Organització d'Empreses
dc.coverage.spatialeast=-23.5821533203125; north=14.992545765529062; name=Cap Verd
dc.identifier.citationRanaboldo, M. [et al.]. Renewable energy projects to electrify rural communities in Cape Verde. "Applied energy", 2014, vol. 118, p. 280-291.
dc.description.abstractEven though Cape Verde has high wind and solar energy resources, the conventional strategy for increasing access to electricity in isolated rural areas is by centralized microgrids with diesel generators. In this study, the design of 2 off-grid electrification projects based on hybrid wind–photovoltaic systems in Cape Verde is developed and analyzed. The design considers some significant novelty features in comparison with previous studies. First a detailed wind resource assessment is carried out combining meso-scale wind climate data and a specialized micro-scale wind flow model. Then a mathematical model is used for the design of off-grid projects considering a combination of individual systems and microgrids. In this study, locations far from the demand points are also considered as possible generation points. Various design configurations are analyzed and compared. The proposed configurations exploit the highest wind potential areas and are economically beneficial in comparison with diesel generator systems.
dc.format.extent12 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies::Recursos energètics renovables
dc.subject.lcshWind power
dc.subject.lcshRenewable energy sources -- Developing countries
dc.subject.otherRural electrification
dc.subject.otherOff-grid generation
dc.subject.otherRenewable energy
dc.subject.otherWind resource assessment
dc.subject.otherCape Verde
dc.titleRenewable energy projects to electrify rural communities in Cape Verde
dc.subject.lemacEnergia eòlica
dc.subject.lemacEnergies renovables -- Països en vies de desenvolupament
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EOLI - Enginyeria d'Organització i Logística Industrial
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorRanaboldo, M.; Domenech, B.; Vilar, D.; Ferrer-Martí, L.; Pastor, R.; García-Villoria, A.
local.citation.publicationNameApplied energy

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