Techno-economic optimum sizing of stand-alone photovoltaic/fuel cell renewable system for irrigation water pumping applications

Hegazy Rezk, Masahito Shoyama

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The excess photovoltaic produced energy goes to water electrolysis system during the daylight (surplus) hours to generate hydrogen to be stored in hydrogen tank for later use. The fuel cell generates electricity using the stored hydrogen as fuel to meet the load demand when the PV produced power is insufficient. A feasibility study and techno-economic evaluation of a stand-alone Photovoltaic/Fuel cell renewable system for irrigation water pumping applications are detailed discussed in this paper. HOMER software was employed to do the simulations and perform the techno-economic evaluation. Thousands of cases have been carried out to achieve an optimal system configuration based on the lower net present cost and levelized cost of energy. In this work, a case study is done for a remote area situated at Alminia city as a representative example of a remote agricultural area in Egypt was presented here. Finally, a comparative study of photovoltaic/fuel cell system with stand-alone diesel generation system and also with grid extension were considered in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceeding - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014
EditorsMohd Izhwan Muhamad, Mohammad Nawawi Seroji
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages182-186
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479972975
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 17 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014 - Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: Dec 1 2014Dec 3 2014

Publication series

NameConference Proceeding - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014
CountryMalaysia
CityKuching, Sarawak
Period12/1/1412/3/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Techno-economic optimum sizing of stand-alone photovoltaic/fuel cell renewable system for irrigation water pumping applications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Rezk, H., & Shoyama, M. (2014). Techno-economic optimum sizing of stand-alone photovoltaic/fuel cell renewable system for irrigation water pumping applications. In M. I. Muhamad, & M. N. Seroji (Eds.), Conference Proceeding - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014 (pp. 182-186). [7062437] (Conference Proceeding - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Power and Energy, PECon 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PECON.2014.7062437