Exergy analysis of an EFC/PV/Battery-based hybrid power generation system

Wei Wu, Mu Hsuan Lin, Wei Hsin Chen

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Through the process design and simulation, an ethanol-fueled fuel cell (EFC)/photovoltaic (PV)/Battery-based hybrid power generation (HPG) system is developed as a feasible power generation system. The operational scenarios of each power unit for the daily manipulation of the HPG system are specified. The new heat recovery design is verified to improve the exergy efficiency of an EtOH-to-H2 processor, so the integrated EFC power unit dominates the continuous power generation. Because the quality of energy utilization of the EFC unit is obviously improved, the low energy costs could enhance the commercial competitiveness of the proposed HPG system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-417
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Mar 10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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