Development of performance model and optimization strategy for standalone operation of CPV-hydrogen system utilizing multi-junction solar cell

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625773
Title:
Development of performance model and optimization strategy for standalone operation of CPV-hydrogen system utilizing multi-junction solar cell
Authors:
Burhan, Muhammad; Shahzad, Muhammad Wakil; Ng, Kim Choon ( 0000-0003-3930-4127 )
Abstract:
Despite highest energy potential, solar energy is only available during diurnal period with varying intensity. Therefore, owing to solar intermittency, solar energy systems need to operate in standalone configuration for steady power supply which requires reliable and sustainable energy storage. Hydrogen production has proved to be the most reliable and sustainable energy storage option for medium and long term operation. However, at the first priority, solar energy must be captured with high efficiency, in order to reduce the overall size of the system and energy storage. Multi-junction solar cells (MJCs) provide highest energy efficiency among all of the photovoltaic technologies and the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system concept makes their use cost effective. However, literature is lacking the performance model and optimization strategy for standalone operation of the CPV-hydrogen system. In addition, there is no commercial tool available that can analyze CPV performance, utilizing multi-junction solar cell. This paper proposes the performance model for the CPV-hydrogen systems and the multi-objective optimization strategy for its standalone operation and techno-economic analysis, using micro genetic algorithm (micro-GA). The electrolytic hydrogen production with compression storage and fuel cell, is used as energy storage system. The CPV model is verified for the experimental data of InGaP/InGaAs/Ge triple junction solar cell. An optimal CPV system design is provided for uninterrupted power supply, even under seasonal weather variations. Such approach can be easily integrated with commercial tools and the presented performance data can be used for the design of individual components of the system.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Citation:
Burhan M, Shahzad MW, Ng KC (2017) Development of performance model and optimization strategy for standalone operation of CPV-hydrogen system utilizing multi-junction solar cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.08.186.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue Date:
16-Sep-2017
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.08.186
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0360-3199
Sponsors:
This research was supported by the International Research Scholarship of Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore and collaborated with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319917334894
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Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)

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dc.contributor.authorBurhan, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorShahzad, Muhammad Wakilen
dc.contributor.authorNg, Kim Choonen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T12:49:39Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-03T12:49:39Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-16en
dc.identifier.citationBurhan M, Shahzad MW, Ng KC (2017) Development of performance model and optimization strategy for standalone operation of CPV-hydrogen system utilizing multi-junction solar cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.08.186.en
dc.identifier.issn0360-3199en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.08.186en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625773-
dc.description.abstractDespite highest energy potential, solar energy is only available during diurnal period with varying intensity. Therefore, owing to solar intermittency, solar energy systems need to operate in standalone configuration for steady power supply which requires reliable and sustainable energy storage. Hydrogen production has proved to be the most reliable and sustainable energy storage option for medium and long term operation. However, at the first priority, solar energy must be captured with high efficiency, in order to reduce the overall size of the system and energy storage. Multi-junction solar cells (MJCs) provide highest energy efficiency among all of the photovoltaic technologies and the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system concept makes their use cost effective. However, literature is lacking the performance model and optimization strategy for standalone operation of the CPV-hydrogen system. In addition, there is no commercial tool available that can analyze CPV performance, utilizing multi-junction solar cell. This paper proposes the performance model for the CPV-hydrogen systems and the multi-objective optimization strategy for its standalone operation and techno-economic analysis, using micro genetic algorithm (micro-GA). The electrolytic hydrogen production with compression storage and fuel cell, is used as energy storage system. The CPV model is verified for the experimental data of InGaP/InGaAs/Ge triple junction solar cell. An optimal CPV system design is provided for uninterrupted power supply, even under seasonal weather variations. Such approach can be easily integrated with commercial tools and the presented performance data can be used for the design of individual components of the system.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the International Research Scholarship of Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore and collaborated with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360319917334894en
dc.subjectConcentrated photovoltaicen
dc.subjectOptimizationen
dc.subjectMicro genetic algorithmen
dc.subjectCPVen
dc.subjectHydrogen storageen
dc.subjectElectrolyseren
dc.titleDevelopment of performance model and optimization strategy for standalone operation of CPV-hydrogen system utilizing multi-junction solar cellen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energyen
kaust.authorBurhan, Muhammaden
kaust.authorShahzad, Muhammad Wakilen
kaust.authorNg, Kim Choonen
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