Sunlight to hydrogen conversion: Design optimization and energy management of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV-Hydrogen) system using micro genetic algorithm

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Title:
Sunlight to hydrogen conversion: Design optimization and energy management of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV-Hydrogen) system using micro genetic algorithm
Authors:
Burhan, Muhammad; Chua, Kian Jon Ernest; Ng, Kim Choon ( 0000-0003-3930-4127 )
Abstract:
Owing to the intermittent solar irradiance from cloud cover in the diurnal period and unavailability at night time, the practical design of a solar system requires energy backup storage for an uninterrupted supply or for off-grid operation. However, for highly efficient CPV (concentrated photovoltaic) system, the literature is lacking for energy management and optimization algorithm and tool for standalone operation. In this paper, a system with CPV and electrolyser is presented where beam irradiance of sunlight is harnessed to convert the instantaneously generated electricity into useful Hydrogen/Oxygen gas, where they can be stored and re-used for downstream applications such as the fuel cells, etc. The multi-variable design and multi-objective optimization strategies are proposed and presented for a standalone operation of the CPV-Hydrogen system as well as their system performances, particularly electrical rating of CPV based upon the real weather data of Singapore. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Citation:
Burhan M, Chua KJE, Ng KC (2016) Sunlight to hydrogen conversion: Design optimization and energy management of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV-Hydrogen) system using micro genetic algorithm. Energy 99: 115–128. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2016.01.048.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Energy
Issue Date:
14-Feb-2016
DOI:
10.1016/j.energy.2016.01.048
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0360-5442
Sponsors:
This research was supported by the International Research Scholarship of Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore.
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Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)

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dc.contributor.authorBurhan, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorChua, Kian Jon Ernesten
dc.contributor.authorNg, Kim Choonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T13:25:20Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T13:25:20Z-
dc.date.issued2016-02-14en
dc.identifier.citationBurhan M, Chua KJE, Ng KC (2016) Sunlight to hydrogen conversion: Design optimization and energy management of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV-Hydrogen) system using micro genetic algorithm. Energy 99: 115–128. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2016.01.048.en
dc.identifier.issn0360-5442en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.energy.2016.01.048en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621805-
dc.description.abstractOwing to the intermittent solar irradiance from cloud cover in the diurnal period and unavailability at night time, the practical design of a solar system requires energy backup storage for an uninterrupted supply or for off-grid operation. However, for highly efficient CPV (concentrated photovoltaic) system, the literature is lacking for energy management and optimization algorithm and tool for standalone operation. In this paper, a system with CPV and electrolyser is presented where beam irradiance of sunlight is harnessed to convert the instantaneously generated electricity into useful Hydrogen/Oxygen gas, where they can be stored and re-used for downstream applications such as the fuel cells, etc. The multi-variable design and multi-objective optimization strategies are proposed and presented for a standalone operation of the CPV-Hydrogen system as well as their system performances, particularly electrical rating of CPV based upon the real weather data of Singapore. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the International Research Scholarship of Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectConcentrated photovoltaicen
dc.subjectCPVen
dc.subjectElectrolyseren
dc.subjectGenetic algorithmen
dc.subjectHydrogen storageen
dc.subjectOptimizationen
dc.titleSunlight to hydrogen conversion: Design optimization and energy management of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV-Hydrogen) system using micro genetic algorithmen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalEnergyen
dc.contributor.institutionMechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, Singaporeen
kaust.authorNg, Kim Choonen
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