Current utilization of microturbines as a part of a hybrid system in distributed generation technology

Ismail, M.S. and Moghavvemi, Mahmoud and Mahlia, T.M.I. (2013) Current utilization of microturbines as a part of a hybrid system in distributed generation technology. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 21. pp. 142-152. ISSN 1364-0321, DOI

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Microturbines are a relatively new distributed generation technology. Combined heat and power, known as cogeneration, can be considered the most economical attractive investment in microturbines. Latest technologies and increasing energy prices are propelling this technology to the forefront. This study aims to review the current state of utilization of microturbines in distributed generation as a standalone system or within a hybrid system to supply loads. It is found that more research and development effort is needed to improve the performance of microturbines, integrate them with other energy sources and adopt standards and regulations to connect them with the utility grid. These standards shall be developed to serve all parties and take into account regional and international requirements. Furthermore, complete mathematical modeling, especially for fuel consumption is still required. The development of small scale units within the range of kilowatts for in-house use as a backup source of residential PV system is also needed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cogeneration; Distributed generation; Fuel consumption; Hybrid system; Microturbine; Combined heat and power; Energy prices; Energy source; Latest technology; Residential PV systems; Standalone systems; Utility grids
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Norhamizah Tamizi
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2014 02:23
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 08:59

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