The purpose of this study is to evaluate the maximum energy-saving potential of residential energy supply systems consisting of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) cogeneration system (CGS) combined with a solar cell (SC) and a battery (BT), compared with a reference system (RS). This study applies an optimization theory into an operational planning problem to measure actual energy demands over the course of 1 year. Eight different types of energy supply system were compared with each other by changing the components of the SOFC-CGS, SC, BT, and RS. Meaningful numerical results are obtained, indicating the maximum potential energy savings.
Energy-Saving Evaluation of SOFC Cogeneration Systems With Solar Cell and Battery
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received May 9, 2014; final manuscript received August 4, 2014; published online November 14, 2014. Assoc. Editor: Dr Masashi Mori.
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Yoshida, A., Ito, K., and Amano, Y. (December 1, 2014). "Energy-Saving Evaluation of SOFC Cogeneration Systems With Solar Cell and Battery." ASME. J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol. December 2014; 11(6): 061006. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4028948
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