The paper presents a case study and application method for the hydrogen storage of the energy produced by a PV solar energy system. A technical analysis of the performance of the 1 kWp rated power PV generator is presented, followed by the description of the conversion of the solar energy into hydrogen and the classical technologies for hydrogen production. The theoretical model for PV hydrogen production, developed for this case study uses the main electrochemical and physical relations and the model data graphically presented. A detailed model for the evaluation of the main fuel cell parameters like efficiency and open circuit voltage is given for the commercial fuel cells.
Solar Photovoltaic: Fuel Cell Conversion System for Electricity Generation
AUTHORS: Sandor BARTHA, Dan Ilie TEODOREANU, Maria TEODOREANU, István FARKAS
PUBLISHED IN: EEA 2011 | vol. 59 | nr. 2 | art. 11