Fuel Cell Micro-grids [electronic resource] / by Shin'ya Obara.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Power Systems: Publisher: London : Springer London, 2009Description: XX, 252 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781848003408Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering | Electrical Power Generation and TransmissionAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleOnline resources: Click here to access online
A Small-scale Fuel Cell Cogeneration System Considering Partial Load and Load Fluctuation -- Equipment Arrangement Planning of a Fuel Cell Energy Network Optimized for Cost Minimization -- Effective Improvement in Generation Efficiency due to Partition Cooperation Management -- Fuel Cell Network System Considering Reduction in Fuel Cell Capacity Using Load Leveling and Heat Release Loss -- Equipment Plan of a Compound Interconnection Micro-grid Composed of Diesel Power Plants and a Fuel Cell -- The Effective-use Method of Exhaust Heat for Distributed Fuel Cells -- Load Response Characteristics of the Fuel Cell for Individual Cold-region Houses -- Load Response Characteristics of a Fuel Cell Micro-grid with Control of the Number of Units -- Dynamic Characteristics of a PEM-FC/Woody Biomass Engine Hybrid Micro-grid -- A Fuel Cell and Hydrogenation Engine Hybrid System Considering Efficiency Improvement for Partial-load Operation -- CO2 Discharged from a Compound Micro-grid of a Hydrogenation City Gas Engine and a Fuel Cell -- Development of a Fast Operation Algorithm of a Fuel Cell System with Solar Reforming -- Power Characteristics of a Fuel Cell Micro-grid with Wind Power Generation.
Fuel Cell Micro-grids describes an energy supply method based on a network of two or more proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEM-FC). Such a network enables the effective use of exhaust heat, the simplification of the transmission network, the possibility of backup during disruptive hazards and the consideration of regional factors. Furthermore, green energy and renewable energy systems can be connected to the network, to function in cooperation with the fuel cells. For these reasons, it is believed that an increasing number of applications will make use of such fuel cell energy networks. Fuel Cell Micro-grids analyses the operation plan of these new energy supply methods using genetic algorithms. The book explains the results of the analysis of the optimization operation plan, energy cost, and greenhouse gas discharge characteristics for many application cases of the fuel cell network.