Optimization of stand-alone photovoltaic systems with hydrogen storage for total energy self-sufficiency

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A new method for optimization of stand-alone photovoltaic-hydrogen energy systems is presented. The methodology gives the optimum values for the solar array and hydrogen storage size for any given system configuration and geographical site. Sensitivity analyses have been performed to study the effect of subsystem efficiencies on the total system performance and sizing, and also to identify possibilities for further improvements. Optimum system configurations have also been derived. The results indicate that a solar-hydrogen energy system is a very potential alternative for low power applications requiring a total electricity self-sufficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-740
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1991
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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