Feasibility of KUDURA hybrid generation system in Mozambique: Sensitivity study of the small-scale PV-biomass and PV-diesel power generation hybrid system

Highlights

Cashew nut shell is an interesting fuel source for electricity generation.

Technical and economic assessment of a solar photovoltaic-biomass gasification hybrid system.

Case study in Nampula, Mozambique.

Model results system is able to achieve competitive LCOE when compared with diesel generators.

Abstract

The use of agricultural and food processing waste is an important source of biomass fuel for energy generation in rural and remote locations. In particular, gasification of cashew nut shell has a high potential for clean electricity generation due to its relative high energy content. In this study, the techno-economic assessment of a solar photovoltaic-biomass gasification hybrid system is carried out for a case study in Nampula, Mozambique. Model results and sensitivity analysis show that this system is able to achieve competitive levelised cost of electricity when compared with diesel generators.

Keywords

  • Cashew nut shell;
  • Biomass gasification;
  • Clean electricity

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