Feasibility analysis of medium-sized hotel's electrical energy consumption with hybrid systems

Önder Güler*, Seyit Ahmet Akdaǧ, Mehmet Ercan Dinçsoy

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In this study, the case of meeting a hotel's electrical energy demand with hybrid systems has been examined by using four different scenarios. The HOMER program is used for different analyses. In the first case, when the renewable energy resources are insufficient, electrical energy is purchased from grid and in the cases, in which the production is much more than the need, electricity is sold to the grid. In three other cases, the electric demand of the hotel is met by using renewable energy and the amount, which is more than the need, is sold to the grid. As a result, at the present circumstances two scenarios were determined feasible. When the grid is used only selling surplus electricity and the electricity need of the hotel are met by only renewables, battery groups and converters are needed. So, this causes an increase in investment costs. Therefore, these situations must be supported with adequate incentives, to make these systems become more eligible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
JournalSustainable Cities and Society
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013


  • Hotel energy consumption
  • Hybrid energy systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Wind energy


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