Life cycle assessment of power generation alternatives for a stand-alone mobile house
2013 (English)In: International journal of hydrogen energy, ISSN 0360-3199, Vol. 38, no 34, 14369-14379 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper presents comparative life cycle assessment of nine different hybrid power generation solutions that meet the energy demand of a prototypical mobile home. In these nine solutions, photovoltaic panels and a wind turbine are used as the main energy source. Fuel cell and diesel generator are utilized as backup systems. Batteries, compressed H-2, and H-2 in metal hydrides are employed as backup energy storage. The findings of the study shows that renewable energy sources, although they are carbon-free, are not as environmentally friendly as may generally be thought. The comparative findings of this study indicate that a hybrid system with a wind turbine as a main power source and a diesel engine as backup power system is the most environmentally sound solution among the alternatives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 38, no 34, 14369-14379 p.
Wind, Solar, Fuel cell, Life cycle assessment, Stand-alone, Hybrid power
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140167DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.09.029ISI: 000328517700001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84886725967OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-140167DiVA: diva2:689280
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