Advanced exergoeconomic and exergy performance assessments of a wind and solar energy powered hybrid dryer

Atalay H., ASLAN V.

Renewable Energy, vol.209, pp.218-230, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 209
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.renene.2023.03.137
  • Journal Name: Renewable Energy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Environment Index, Geobase, Greenfile, Index Islamicus, INSPEC, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, DIALNET, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.218-230
  • Keywords: Advanced exergoeconomic analysis, Advanced exergy analysis, Hybrid dryer, Solar energy, Wind energy
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Classical and advanced exergoeconomic and exergy performance values of a hybrid dryer operating with solar and wind energies are discussed and compared in this work. The effects of all equipments of the drying unit on the energy consumption cost are evaluated and their contribution to the system performance is examined. According to both classical and advanced exergy and exergoeconomic analysis data, it is concluded that the most significant system equipment to be improved is the wind turbine. Considering the results of advanced exergy analysis, it has been observed that 66.95% of the total exergy loss is avoidable and the wind turbine accounts for 46.35% of this loss. In terms of advanced exergoeconomic performance, it has been detected that 83.34% of the total cost is avoidable and from 35.34% of the total cost can be saved if the wind turbine is improved. The results clearly show that advanced exergy and exergoeconomic analysis is a very effective approach in revealing the real potential of the system and in determining the modifications to be performed to increase the system efficiency.