ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS USING FUEL CELLS

Annals: Series on engineering sciences (Academy of Romanian Scientists). 2016;8(2):29-44

 

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Journal Title: Annals: Series on engineering sciences (Academy of Romanian Scientists)

ISSN: 2066-6950 (Print); 2066-8570 (Online)

Publisher:  Editura Academiei Oamenilor de Știință din România

Society/Institution: Academy of Romanian Scientists

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

Country of publisher: Romania

Language of fulltext: French, English

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AUTHORS


Cristian MIRON (University of Lille 1, France )

Severus Constantin OLTEANU (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania)

Catalin PETRESCU ( University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. )

Abdel AITOUCHE ( University of Lille 1, France )

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

Instructions for authors

Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Renewable energy generators show an accelerated growth both in terms of production wise, as well as in research fields. Focusing only on photovoltaic panels, the generated energy has the disadvantage of being strongly oscillatory in evolution. The classical solution is to create a network between photovoltaic farms spanning on large distances, in order to share the total energy before sending it to the clients. A solution that was recently proposed is going to use hydrogen in order to store the energy surplus. Fuel Cells (FCs) represent energy generators whose energy vector is usually hydrogen. These have already started the transition from the laboratory context towards commercialization. Due to their high energy density, as well as their theoretical infinite storage capacity through hydrogen, configurations based on electrolyzers and FCs are seen as high potential storage systems, both for vehicle and for stationary applications. Therefore, a study on such distributed control systems is of high importance. This paper analyses the existing solutions, with emphasis on a particular case where a supervisory system is developed and tested in a specialised simulation software.