Operetion design of hybrid PV and fuel cell system with storage battery

Ryo Nakayama*, Shinji Wakao

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Recently, photovoltaic (PV) system has attracted attention because of serious environmental and energy problems. However, if PV systems are intensively connected to the grid in a specific area, it is predicted that the voltage of the distribution feeder in power system increases due to the reversal power flow. Such degradation of electric power quality leads to the depression of PV output by power conditioners. In our previous research, we have overcome the problem by introducing the storage batteries and optimally charging and discharging them [1][2]. On the other hand, the residential fuel cell (FC) system has been a focus of attention because FC has achieved a primary energy efficiency of 80% by making the best use of generator waste heat. When the FC system is operated according to the residential thermal demand as a general operation, its electric output doesn't always follow the residential electric load. Therefore, it is also indispensable to introduce the storage battery to the hybrid system with a combination of PV subject to weather condition and FC giving the priority to heat supply. In this paper, we investigate the optimal operation of the storage battery for the hybrid PV and FC system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2011 Jun 192011 Jun 24

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Conference37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Operetion design of hybrid PV and fuel cell system with storage battery'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this