A ubiquitous power with DC micro-grid for sctional compact emergency shelters

Keiichi Kato, Masayuki Okamoto, Eiji Hiraki, Toshihiko Tanaka, Makoto Koganei, Fusanori Miura

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Abstract

This paper proposes a mobile power for the Sectional Compact Emergency Shelter (SCES), which is used under the great disaster. The proposed mobile power consists of the Fuel Cells (FCs), photovoltaic cells (PVs) and lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. This mobile power is constructed in a container car. Therefore, the constructed mobile power is easily moveable and constructible with the SCESs. The authors have named it a "ubiquitous power". The FCs in the ubiquitous power can supply electrical power and waste-heated water. The waste-heated water can be used to the SCESs for a floor heating in winter. The lithium-ion rechargeable batteries level the difference between generated power and consumed power in the SCESs. The number of the SCESs, which proposed one ubiquitous power can supply power continuously, is decided considering both the depth of discharge (DOD) of the batteries and the thermal energy of the waste-heated water from the FCs. It is shown that proposed one ubiquitous power can supply twenty SCESs in winter in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems
Pages436-440
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE 9th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2011 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Dec 5 2011Dec 8 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE 9th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, PEDS 2011
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/5/1112/8/11

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Keywords

  • cogeneration
  • DC micro-grid
  • fuel cells
  • large-scale disaster
  • photovoltaic cells
  • Sectional Compact Emergency Shelter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Kato, K., Okamoto, M., Hiraki, E., Tanaka, T., Koganei, M., & Miura, F. (2011). A ubiquitous power with DC micro-grid for sctional compact emergency shelters. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems (pp. 436-440). [6147285] https://doi.org/10.1109/PEDS.2011.6147285