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    • ISSN: 1793-821X (Print)
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JOCET 2014 Vol.2(4): 374-378 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.7763/JOCET.2014.V2.157

Feasibility Study of Photovoltaic (PV) Modules, and Biomass Generator to Supply Electricity to Auckland City, North Island Context-New Zealand

Harish Kumar R. N.
Abstract—Renewable energy (RE) hybrid power system (HPS) is one of the most promising, economical, and reliable option for supplying electricity to Auckland's grid connected electricity. In this paper this is an attempt for pre-analysis investigation to understand the feasibility study of PV, bio mass based generator to supply electricity to Auckland city, North Island context-New Zealand. A HPS was proposed majorly considering PV and to some extent biomass generator i.e. to achieve 100 percent renewable energy (RE) for Auckland city electricity load in order to achieve New Zealand's predicted 90 percent RE target by 2025. The proposed system was designed in Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewable (HOMER) to performance analysis such as feasibility, sensitivity, cost, and sustainability of HPS. A study for solar energy was conducted among the major cities located in North Island i.e. by collecting solar radiation data from NASA and through numerical approach. Therefore, the conducted study revealed that the selected location in Auckland city has the second highest in receiving solar energy, and is proposed as best suitable to establish PV, and biomass based generator RE power plant for future sustainability.

Index Terms—Renewable energy (RE), hybrid power system (HPS), photovoltaic (PV), biomass, generator, converter, battery, HOMER.

Harish Kumar R N. is with the School of Engineering, Deakin University, 75 Pigdons Rd, Waurn Ponds, Geelong VIC 3216, Australia (e-mail:


Cite:Harish Kumar R. N., "Feasibility Study of Photovoltaic (PV) Modules, and Biomass Generator to Supply Electricity to Auckland City, North Island Context-New Zealand," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 374-378, 2014.

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