An Economical Comparison of Power-to-Gas Alternatives in Bozcaada - Turkey
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Although currently conventional electricity generation methods dominate the market, the share of renewable energy systems is constantly increasing. Intermittent nature of solar and wind cause several problems. Power-to-gas is a method that can help with these problems by generating and storing hydrogen gas during off-peak hours so it can be reconverted into electricity via fuel cells and/or H2 internal combustion engines coupled with electricity generators during peak hours. In this study an economical evaluation of power-to-gas systems for an existing photovoltaic-Wind hybrid power system was made. Results indicate that although the photovoltaic-Wind may reduce the energy bill considerably when it is possible to sell electricity to the grid, coupling it with a power-to-gas system makes it unprofitable over the lifetime of the system.
Hydrogen; Renewable energy; Power-to-gas; Wind; Solar; Feasibility
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-179135OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-179135DiVA: diva2:881395
QS 20152015-12-102015-12-102015-12-10Bibliographically approved