Simulation of the Production and Use of Hydrogen as Energy in Houses

Sanchez, A.; Cancela, A.; Urrejola, S.; Maceiras, R.; López, P.
January 2011
International Review of Chemical Engineering - Rapid Communicati;Jan2011, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p118
Academic Journal
Hydrogen cannot be considered as a source of energy, since it cannot be obtained directly from nature, like coal or oil, so it is an energy vector. Power generation systems based on fuel cells can cover virtually all the power ranges, which makes them suitable for specific applications, and in many cases flexibility in the fuel can be used for economy and accessibility but also for environmental purposes. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to analyze a complete power generation system using fuel cells for home use, which ranges from the production of hydrogen through electrolysis using electricity produced by photovoltaic panels in order to produce electricity through fuel cells for a single family dwelling.


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