With the maturity of renewable energy technology in recent years, micro-network has become an ideal power supply solution to the remote villages and islands. Recently, researchers have tried to reduce the cost of the system based on ideal assumptions. However, the factors that actually affect the system life cycle cost are varied. Including the control of the system, the maintenance mode of the system, the geographical factors of the power station and the configuration of the system will greatly affect the cycle cost of the whole system.
This project aims to develop an optimal method of integrating Photovoltaic plants into Microgrid with Diesel generators. It is expected to achieve high quality, high efficiency, and low cost of power generation by the introduction of renewable power source and its control system. Although existing researches have provided quite a lot of references for this renewable generation topic, it is the first time we look into the detail of the integration method from an economic aspect of view.