Energy-saving evaluation of sofc cogeneration systems with solar cell and battery

Akira Yoshida*, Koichi Ito, Yoshiharu Amano

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    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the maximum energy-saving potential of residentia energy supply systems consisting of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cogeneration syste (CGS) combined with a solar cell (SC) and a battery (BT), compared with reference system (RS). This study applies an optimization theory into an operational plannin problem to measure actual energy demands over the course of 1 year. Eight differen types of energy supply system were compared with each other by changing the component of the SOFC-CGS, SC, BT, and RS. Meaningful numerical results are obtained indicating the maximum potential energy savings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number061006
    JournalJournal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • Battery
    • Energy saving
    • Operational planning
    • Optimization
    • Solar energy
    • solid oxide fuel cell

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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