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An experimental investigation of a solar/wind 4 kW micro generation system and T-1000 1.2 kW PEM fuel cell

Jegathala Krishnan, Kannan and Kalam, Akhtar and Zayegh, Aladin (2012) An experimental investigation of a solar/wind 4 kW micro generation system and T-1000 1.2 kW PEM fuel cell. International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 8 (1). pp. 14-31. ISSN 1472-8923

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Abstract

Hybrid system inclusive of renewable energy may be a key component for the solution of global warming, poor air quality, economic dependence, reducing-dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and also carbon tax in Australia. Firstly, this paper describes the experimental setup of wind/solar 4 kW micro generation system, examines the energy produced and various readings of monthly, weekly, daily and partially curves are recorded at regular intervals. The work shows notably the benefit of using wind/solar 4 kW micro generation system to reduce CO2 emissions by implementing in every independent home in Australia. Secondly, this paper focuses on the experiment conducted by 1.2 kW PEM fuel cell system designed for communications backup power applications under laboratory conditions at the Power Systems Research Laboratory in Victoria University. The work shows notably the benefit of using H2 and fuel cell system for the recent layout of National Broadband Network (NBN) in Australia proposed by the federal government ($43 billion project).

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This paper is a revised and expanded version of a paper entitled ‘Need for hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology in Australia’ presented at International Conference on Thermal Energy and Environment, INCOTEE 2011, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education, Kalasalingam
University, Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil, Virudhunagar District, Tamilnadu, India, 24–26 March 2011

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID25774, T-1000 PEM fuel cell, EL 100 hydrogen generator, 3 kW wind turbine, 1 kW photovoltaic array, wind box interface, WBI, inverters, renewable energy, fossil fuels
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
FOR Classification > 0907 Environmental Engineering
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Science and Engineering
Depositing User: Yimin Zeng
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2014 00:00
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2014 04:17
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/23197
DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2012.046025
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