The current proof-of-concept demonstration project consists of two integrated components: (i) an experimental program to construct and operate a model combined wind-solar energy conversion system and (ii) an analytical program to model the performance of full-sized combined wind-solar system designs. The experimental program is designed to: (i) investigate systems integration problems; (ii) test the concept of combined wind-solar systems; (iii) monitor the operation of a scale-model system; and (iv) provide empirical data to validate performance simulations. The analytical phase is developing a computer simulation model to: (i) compare combined wind-solar system operation with solar- and wind-only designs; (ii) analyze the impact of a combined wind-solar system on optimal storage capacities; and (iii) translate the empirical results of the system model testing program into useful general design information and performance evaluations of full-scale combined wind-solar system designs.
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1980|
|Event||AIAA Pap Collect of Tech Pap - AIAA/SERI Wind Energy Conf - Boulder, Colo|
Duration: Apr 9 1980 → Apr 11 1980