Technology, Performance, and Market Report of Wind-Diesel Applications for Remote and Island Communities: Preprint

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This paper describes the current status of wind-diesel technology and its applications, the current research activities, and the remaining system technical and commercial challenges. System architectures, dispatch strategies, and operating experience from a variety of wind-diesel systems will be discussed, as well as how recent development to explore distributed energy generation solutions forwind generation can benefit from the performance experience of operating systems. The paper also includes a detailed discussion of the performance of wind-diesel applications in Alaska, where 10 wind-diesel stations are operating and additional systems are currently being implemented. Additionally, because this application represents an international opportunity, a community of interestcommitted to sharing technical and operating developments is being formed. The authors hope to encourage this expansion while allowing communities and nations to investigate the wind-diesel option for reducing their dependence on diesel-driven energy sources.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages15
StatePublished - 2009
EventTo be European Wind Energy Conference - Marseille, France
Duration: 16 Mar 200919 Mar 2009


ConferenceTo be European Wind Energy Conference
CityMarseille, France

Bibliographical note

To be presented at the European Wind Energy Conference, 16-19 March 2009, Marseille, France

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-500-44679


  • Alaska
  • hybrid
  • power
  • remote
  • wind energy
  • wind hybrid system
  • wind turbine
  • wind-diesel


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