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Título: Performance of a solar-hydrogen stand-alone system for residential applications
Autor: Pinto, P. Ribeiro
Rangel, C. M.
Palavras-chave: Solar hydrogen
Stand-alone system
Energy management
System sizing
Data: 2011
Citação: Pinto, P. J. R.; Rangel, C. M. Performance of a solar-hydrogen stand-alone system for residential applications. In: Ciência e Tecnologia dos Materiais, 2011, vol. 23, nº 1-2, p. 30-38
Resumo: Hydrogen, as an energy storage medium, is considered a promising solution to overcome the limitation of intermittent renewable energy sources. In this paper, a residential scale solar-hydrogen based stand-alone energy system is designed, modelled and the simulated system performance under real end-use load, representative of standard European domestic electrical energy consumption, and meteorological conditions is analyzed. The sun is the primary energy source of the system and a fuel cell-electrolyzer combination is used as a backup and a long-term storage system. A battery bank is also used as energy buffer and for short time storage. Matlab/Simulink® is used for the overall system modelling and simulation. The results show that the designed solar-hydrogen system is in principle capable of operating autonomously and in a sustainable manner. The designed system is able to convert 7.6% of the total energy irradiated in one year.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.9/1424
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