Optimal energy management strategy and system sizing method for stand-alone photovoltaic-hydrogen systems

Zhou, K. , Ferreira, J.A. and de Haan, S.W.H. (2008) Optimal energy management strategy and system sizing method for stand-alone photovoltaic-hydrogen systems. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 33(2), pp. 477-489. (doi:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2007.09.027)

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Abstract

Addressing the mismatch between the intermittent solar irradiation and the time-varying load demand, the optimal energy management principle with its corresponding control scheme for stand-alone PV-H2 system is investigated to achieve high energy efficiency. Based on the proposed optimal energy management strategy, a systematical system sizing method is developed for determining the minimum capacity of the system components. Therefore the system hardware cost can be well assessed using the developed system sizing method. Case studies are carried out to verify the effectiveness of the proposed energy management strategy and system sizing method. Simulation results show that the investigation in this article provides a good straightforward solution to the pre-design and operation of stand-alone PV-H2 systems.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Keywords:stand alone, renewable energy generation, sizing
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zhou, Dr Keliang
Authors: Zhou, K., Ferreira, J.A., and de Haan, S.W.H.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Group:Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Publisher:Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN:0360-3199
ISSN (Online):1879-3487

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