Daily power generation comparison between two renewable energy portfolios and a diesel system.

Analysis performed by Ivonne Peña and Westeva, for a village in Latin America. The figure shows interactively the moment of the day in which each of the systems (represented by bars) are meeting a hypothetical 24-hour demand that meets all the needs in the village (represented as a vertical yellow line). The diesel system can only provide electricity for four hours per day, approximately between 10 am and 2 pm. The solar-battery system is able to meet demand at most moments and with flexible demand-response mechanisms, it can shift some load peaks at moments when the system is more reliable. The wind-solar-battery system is more expensive but can support the allocation of some reserves. It can encourage economic development by the provision of more power at all times. Graphic design support by Nathalie Ospina.

Power generation of three power systems, and comparison with hypothetical demand profile, in an off-grid large village of Colombia.
Power generation of three power systems, and comparison with hypothetical demand profile, in an off-grid large village of Colombia.
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