Title: Analysis of power efficient compressor with fuzzy logic MPPT-based PV/FC system

Authors: Rupendra Kumar Pachauri; Yogesh K. Chauhan

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, G.B. University, G.B. Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, G.B. University, G.B. Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract: In this paper, a hybrid photovoltaic (PV)/fuel cell (FC) power generation system is considered, where the hydrogen generated by the electrolysis process is used for subsequent FC operation. A novel induction motor-based compressor is proposed to boost up the pressure of hydrogen, and hence to improve the performance of the FC system. A fuzzy logic-based maximum power point tracking (MPPT) system is designed for the considered PV system. Finally, a coordinated control scheme is applied for controlling the power supplied to the load by integrating both the sources. The complete model is realised in the MATLAB/Simulink environment. Extensive simulation studies are conducted to verify the developed model. The performance of the complete system is found satisfactory under different conditions.

Keywords: solar PV system; electrolyzer system; hydrogen generation; fuzzy logic-based MPPT; coordinated control.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPEC.2018.10011718

International Journal of Power and Energy Conversion, 2018 Vol.9 No.4, pp.327 - 350

Accepted: 02 Oct 2016
Published online: 28 Sep 2018 *

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