Scientists and students of the Institute of Computer Technologies and Information Security of the SFedU are creating a combined solar-wind power plant with adaptive control, which can reduce the use of a diesel generator, which is characterized by its noise, harmful emissions, and short operating life. The project is planned to be implemented by 2022.
Since the use of energy from the solar battery helps to accelerate the rotor of the wind turbine at low starting wind speeds, and the wind turbine generates energy at night, it will be possible to use the system at any time of the day and in all weather conditions. Solar panels use a sun tracking system that increases the output daily energy generation by 30-40 per cent compared to permanently installed solar panels. It is noted that the use of modern methods of adaptive and vector control of energy systems will reduce the total power consumption of drives by 10-15 per cent and increase the stability of the entire system.
“We will be able to generate electricity for almost 24 hours a day. More precisely, about 20 hours continuously. The creation of the combined complex will allow the plant to operate as efficiently as possible,” the project manager, Alexander Voloshin, said.
It is expected that the main consumers include the agricultural sector, equipment of telecommunications companies and GSM stations, the private sector, summer cottages, and remote areas, deprived of access to power lines as a main or additional source of power. Their problem of getting energy will be solved through the introduction of alternative highly efficient energy sources, as well as reduction of the use of a diesel generator, which is characterized by its noise, harmful emissions, and short operating life.