CopenHybrid – Development of a CO2 Neutral Hybrid Street Lighting System for the Danish Municipalities’ Illumination Classes

Peter Behrensdorff Poulsen, Carsten Dam-Hansen, Anders Thorseth, Sune Thorsteinsson, Johannes Lindén, Søren Stentoft Hansen, Stine Ellermann, Christian Bak, Witold Robert Skrzypinski, Christina Beller, Carsten Weber Kock, Fabian Bühler, René Kirstein Harboe, Per Boesgaard, Tim Jensen, Ole Søndergaard, Christian Andresen, Morten Fahlén, Thomas Maare, Hugo PrestegaardJan Poulsen, Susanne Kremmer

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Abstract

A mathematical model has been developed for the energy system of the hybrid street lighting making it possible to simulate a given configuration (solar panel performance data, size and orientation - wind turbine performance data, projected area and height - battery data) over a year in an urban environment of a given configuration based on measured wind/solar/temperature data from nearby meteorological station or other relevant weather data. The simulation can show if it is possible to cover the consumption by the light source over the year. The model can be used to evaluate both commercial hybrid systems and to dimension new systems for use in given environments where the weather data are known. Since weather and day/night length are varying a lot around the world the systems should be dimensioned very differently depending on the place of use. By using the simulation tool it is shown that it is possible to create a hybrid street lighting for an urban environment with a maximum of 2 floor height buildings which governs >70% of the luminaires in Copenhagen (the Capital of Denmark) fulfilling the requirements of 2.5 lux on the street over the year. Furthermore the tool is powerful to evaluate hybrid systems on the market (if all the technical data is known) for use in a given urban placement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th EU PVSEC
Number of pages6
Publication date2013
Pages5DO.13.1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event28th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2013) - Paris, France
Duration: 30 Sep 20134 Oct 2013
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Conference

Conference28th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2013)
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period30/09/201304/10/2013
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Poulsen, P. B., Dam-Hansen, C., Thorseth, A., Thorsteinsson, S., Lindén, J., Hansen, S. S., Ellermann, S., Bak, C., Skrzypinski, W. R., Beller, C., Kock, C. W., Bühler, F., Harboe, R. K., Boesgaard, P., Jensen, T., Søndergaard, O., Andresen, C., Fahlén, M., Maare, T., ... Kremmer, S. (2013). CopenHybrid – Development of a CO2 Neutral Hybrid Street Lighting System for the Danish Municipalities’ Illumination Classes. In Proceedings of the 28th EU PVSEC (pp. 5DO.13.1)