Analysis of PV-FC Hybrid System Operation Considering Sale Electricity

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Amirali Shahkoomahalli 1,*

1. Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran

* Corresponding author.


Received: 15 Jan. 2013 / Revised: 26 Feb. 2013 / Accepted: 10 Apr. 2013 / Published: 8 May 2013

Index Terms

Photovoltaic, Fuel cell, Electricity Price, Distribution network, GAMS


This paper presents a hybrid power generation system modeling and simulation with the objective of electricity sale to distribution network (DN) which consists of photovoltaic (PV) module, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell (FC), hydrogen storage tank (HST) and electrolyzer (EL).Since last researches in optimal FC and PV application aimed in power electronic approach, In this paper the application between FC and PV is considered with the aim of maximizing profit gained due to electricity sale revenue to DN. The revenue from electricity sale to DN considering electricity price in low load, shoulder load and peak load hours is considered as the system profit. Also in a sensitivity analysis the impact of technical parameters of hybrid system components is investigated on system profit. The results showed that the system saves the electricity by hydrogen storage in HST in low load hours and sale it with more prices in shoulder load hours to DN. Also the obtained results show that several technical parameters of PV and PEM FC have considerable impact on system operation and profit.

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Amirali Shahkoomahalli, "Analysis of PV-FC Hybrid System Operation Considering Sale Electricity", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.5, no.5, pp. 28-37, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2013.05.04


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