The aim of this paper is to investigate the potential use of Hydrokinetic-Diesel generator hybrid systems for sustainable and cost-effective electricity generation in rural South Africa. For this purpose different potential supply options are simulated using HOMER and the results are analyzed based on the Net Present Cost and the Cost of Energy produced. The simulation results show that Hydrokinetic-Diesel generator hybrid systems have lower net present costs as well as lower costs of energy compared to other supply options such as standalone Photovoltaic, Hydrokinetic or diesel generator.
Kusakana, K., & Vermaak, H. J. (2014). Cost and performance evaluation of hydrokinetic-diesel hybrid systems. In Energy Procedia (Vol. 61, pp. 2439–2442). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.12.019