Hydrogen as storage option for intermittent renewable technologies such as solar and wind

Zahedi, Ahmad (2006) Hydrogen as storage option for intermittent renewable technologies such as solar and wind. In: Proceedings of the 2006 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC'06), pp. 1-7. From: AUPEC 2006 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, 10-13 December 2006, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Abstract

Global environmental concerns are leading to the development of advanced processes and technologies for a sustainable energy for the future. Most of the conventional processes convert carbon to carbon dioxide, which is discharged to the atmosphere, so the growing awareness of the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on global climate change has necessitated a reassessment of the conventional approach to achieve a sustainable energy for the future. Author of this paper believes that, because of environmental advantages it has, hydrogen can play an important role as one of the components of clean and sustainable energy in the future. The objective of this paper is to discuss about the technical and economical aspects of a system in which electricity is generated by intermittent renewable sources such as solar and wind on the sites, where these resources are available, but these sites suffer from lack of availability of electricity network (grid) to absorb the generated electricity. This paper proposes the option of converting the generated electricity into hydrogen and being transported to a location where electricity grid is available. A further objective of this paper is to discuss the technical aspects of this conversion and present the results of a computer simulation program developed for investigation of the optimum sizing and performance prediction of the entire conversion system.

Item ID: 9411
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-86272-669-7
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2010 04:39
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl Solar Cells) @ 50%
09 ENGINEERING > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090499 Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 85 ENERGY > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850503 Hydro-Electric Energy @ 100%
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