Control and simulation of a stand-alone wind hydrogen generation system

Stephen Carr, Kary Thanapalan, Fan Zhang, Jon Maddy, Alan Guwy

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    The potential to produce hydrogen from renewable
    resources is of considerable interest due to fears over man-made
    climate change and resource depletion. Hydrogen produced from
    renewable resources can be used to generate electricity through a
    fuel cell, or for other uses in a hydrogen economy. There are a
    number of potential system configurations for hydrogen
    production from electrolysis including grid connected and standalone.
    In remote locations, stand-alone configurations are of
    interest, and may prove more economically viable than grid
    connected systems. In this paper a standalone wind - hydrogen
    generation system is designed and proposed to take advantage of
    an electrolyser capable of operating at very low power levels. A
    dynamic model of the system is presented, along with a
    maximum power point (MPPT) control algorithm of the system.
    The potential yield of such a wind-hydrogen stand-alone system
    located at the University of Glamorgan’s Hydrogen Centre is
    investigated using wind speed data collected at the site and the
    performance of the system under variable wind conditions
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)483-488
    JournalRenewable Energy and Power Quality Journal (REandPQJ)
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality 2013 - Bilbao, Spain
    Duration: 20 Mar 201322 Mar 2013


    • wind
    • Hydrogen
    • control
    • Energy storage


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