Utilizing multiple forms of energy is the best way to create a cleaner energy grid system. Solar, wind, and diesel generation, together can reduce pollution of the system while providing suﬃcient energy to the grid. At base eﬃciency values both wind and solar appear cheaper than diesel but with real world ramiﬁcations, that changes. To make up for the lack in eﬃciency we can add batteries to the system.
Optimally minimizing both cost and pollution emissions while considering actual eﬃciencies is possible. Depending on what would rather be emphasized, cost or emissions, changes the result of the optimization providing multiple optimal solutions.
Lewis, Jacob I., "Optimization of a Hybrid Clean Energy System" (2020). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8855.
Other Applied Mathematics | Other Mathematics
clean energy, linear programming
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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