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Power Generation System of Solar Energy and Fuel Cells
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology. (Fuel Cell)
Number of Authors: 4
2016 (English)In: International journal of energy research (Print), ISSN 0363-907X, E-ISSN 1099-114X, International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 40, no 6, 717-725 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper introduces the methods of integration of solar energy and low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells. On the one hand, we design the system that integrates the solar photovoltaic cells and fuel cells. On the other hand, solar energy is concentrated to heat up the fuel cell and supply the working temperature at hundreds Celsius degrees by Fresnel lens. Then the fuel conversion efficiency is increased because of gain from the solar energy. Moreover, integration of solar thermal energy power system with the fuel is a good method for resolving the instability of solar energy. CHP (combined heat and power) is another aspect to enhance the design hybrid system overall efficiency. Finally, we present a novel device but built on different scientific principle. It can convert solar energy and chemical energy of fuel to electric energy simultaneously within the same device to integrated solar cell and fuel cell from the device level.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2016. Vol. 40, no 6, 717-725 p.
Keyword [en]
Electrolyte-free fuel cell, Evaluation method, SOFC, solar energy
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Materials Engineering
Research subject
Energy Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-186081DOI: 10.1002/er.3474ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84954186672OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-186081DiVA: diva2:925242
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EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme
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QC 20160502

Available from: 2016-04-30 Created: 2016-04-30 Last updated: 2016-05-02Bibliographically approved

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