A residential distributed-generating system with photovoltaic cells and hydrogen-storage type fuel cells and its operational scheme

Yuuki Machida, Shigeyuki Funabiki

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Output power in photovoltaic systems changes steeply with the change of the solar irradiance and overall PV temperature. The change of output power has influence on the electric power quality of the system. This paper proposes a novel operational scheme of the residential distributed power generation system using solar cells and hydrogen-storage type fuel cells. In order to level the output power which changes steeply the fuel cells are connected to the PV system in parallel. Thus the generated power of all the system can be leveled. However, the hydrogen is required in order to generate electricity by the fuel cells. Therefore, the electrolyzer which is hydrogen manufacturing equipment is installed in the system. It is confirmed by the simulation that the distributed power generation system operates according to the proposed operational scheme and its system is available for residential supplies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Volume131
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Photovoltaic cells
Hydrogen storage
Fuel cells
Distributed power generation
Hydrogen
Power quality
Solar cells
Electricity
Temperature

Keywords

  • Electrolyzer
  • Fuel cell
  • Operational scheme
  • Residential distributed-generating system
  • Solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

Cite this

@article{5a68ad09ce96473f96d3028db970c0d4,
title = "A residential distributed-generating system with photovoltaic cells and hydrogen-storage type fuel cells and its operational scheme",
abstract = "Output power in photovoltaic systems changes steeply with the change of the solar irradiance and overall PV temperature. The change of output power has influence on the electric power quality of the system. This paper proposes a novel operational scheme of the residential distributed power generation system using solar cells and hydrogen-storage type fuel cells. In order to level the output power which changes steeply the fuel cells are connected to the PV system in parallel. Thus the generated power of all the system can be leveled. However, the hydrogen is required in order to generate electricity by the fuel cells. Therefore, the electrolyzer which is hydrogen manufacturing equipment is installed in the system. It is confirmed by the simulation that the distributed power generation system operates according to the proposed operational scheme and its system is available for residential supplies.",
keywords = "Electrolyzer, Fuel cell, Operational scheme, Residential distributed-generating system, Solar cell",
author = "Yuuki Machida and Shigeyuki Funabiki",
year = "2011",
doi = "10.1541/ieejpes.131.118",
language = "English",
volume = "131",
journal = "IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy",
issn = "0385-4213",
publisher = "The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A residential distributed-generating system with photovoltaic cells and hydrogen-storage type fuel cells and its operational scheme

AU - Machida, Yuuki

AU - Funabiki, Shigeyuki

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - Output power in photovoltaic systems changes steeply with the change of the solar irradiance and overall PV temperature. The change of output power has influence on the electric power quality of the system. This paper proposes a novel operational scheme of the residential distributed power generation system using solar cells and hydrogen-storage type fuel cells. In order to level the output power which changes steeply the fuel cells are connected to the PV system in parallel. Thus the generated power of all the system can be leveled. However, the hydrogen is required in order to generate electricity by the fuel cells. Therefore, the electrolyzer which is hydrogen manufacturing equipment is installed in the system. It is confirmed by the simulation that the distributed power generation system operates according to the proposed operational scheme and its system is available for residential supplies.

AB - Output power in photovoltaic systems changes steeply with the change of the solar irradiance and overall PV temperature. The change of output power has influence on the electric power quality of the system. This paper proposes a novel operational scheme of the residential distributed power generation system using solar cells and hydrogen-storage type fuel cells. In order to level the output power which changes steeply the fuel cells are connected to the PV system in parallel. Thus the generated power of all the system can be leveled. However, the hydrogen is required in order to generate electricity by the fuel cells. Therefore, the electrolyzer which is hydrogen manufacturing equipment is installed in the system. It is confirmed by the simulation that the distributed power generation system operates according to the proposed operational scheme and its system is available for residential supplies.

KW - Electrolyzer

KW - Fuel cell

KW - Operational scheme

KW - Residential distributed-generating system

KW - Solar cell

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79951907037&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79951907037&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1541/ieejpes.131.118

DO - 10.1541/ieejpes.131.118

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:79951907037

VL - 131

JO - IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy

JF - IEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy

SN - 0385-4213

IS - 1

ER -