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

Yuuki Machida, Shigeyuki Funabiki

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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
Pages (from-to)118-125+14
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Power and Energy
Volume131
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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