Hybrid Power Systems
Hybrid power systems are designed for the generation of electrical
power. They are generally independent of large centralized electric
grids and are used in remote areas. Hybrid systems by definition
contain a number of power generation devices such as wind turbines,
photovoltaic, micro-hydro and/or fossil fuel generators. Hybrid
power systems range from small systems designed for one or several
homes to very large ones for remote island grids or large communities.
Hybrid power systems are seen as a way to provide power to the
many remote communities in the developing world where the costs
for large scale expansion of electrical grids is prohibitive and
the transportation costs of diesel fuel are also very high.
The use of renewable power generation systems reduces the use
of expensive fuels, allows for the cleaner generation of electrical
power and also improves the standard of living for many people
in remote areas. - Ian Baring-Gould