Abstract

Solar power is one of the consideration for many oil & gas platform operators who are going for renewable energy to provide power. However for solar power, continuous power has been an issue especially during the Northeast monsoon (October – March) where the sun is frequently blocked by rain clouds. By using a hybrid of Photovoltaic (PV) modules and wind turbines to harvest both solar and wind power, power generation will be more stable and reliable. The results of this can be concluded by the results taken from a Malaysia offshore platform which had installed a wind turbine to their solar system in March 2018. The results show more consistent power generation with the hybridization of solar and wind power.

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