International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 11, Part G (2015)
Hybrid Solar Power System: Campus Model Solution
Adewumi IO, Adelekan BA
Power supply from the national grid is inefficient and unreliable, hence the need to provide alternative source of power. It is imperative that if the country is to be self-sufficient in power generation, transmission and distribution, it must be based largely on indigenous engineering initiative and researches to design, adapt, develop and manufacture local based renewable energy. This research work was carried out at Federal College of Agriculture Moor Plantation Ibadan Nigeria and focus on a design and development of campus reliable power system. Materials includes the power main, 5KVA generator, solar energy panels, charge controller, power inverter, automatic voltage regulator and 12V 200Ah dry cell batteries. Four approaches were adopted to achieved the aim of the research work. This includes the audit with stakeholders interview, solution design, stage proof of concept, implementation and testing. Load analysis was carried out for the whole campus, which was used to design energy requirement for the institution.