Simulation and experimental investigation into a photovoltaic and fuel cell hybrid integration power system for a typical small house application
AffiliationUniversity of Tizi-Ouzou, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
French Naval Academy, Brest, France
Haute Alsace University, Mulhouse, France
University of Derby
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AbstractThe paper addresses the simulation of a novel real-time implementation of a photovoltaic (PV) and fuel cell (FC) hybrid integration power system. The hybrid system has the potential of reducing the dependency on batteries, leading to reduced cost and increased life span of the whole system using the Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell. The interface structure of the hybrid system has been explored incorporating the Maximum Power Point Technique (MPPT) for maximum power extraction. The simulation of the hybrid system including fuel cell, PhotoVoltaic panels (PVs) and battery has been carried out using SimPowerSystems. An innovative Real Time Interface (RTI) approach using the concept of the Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) has been presented for a fast dynamic response of a closed loop control of the hybrid system. The corroboration of the hybrid system is validated experimentally, using a real photovoltaic panel connected to a PEM fuel cell emulator and battery. The PVs are controlled by the perturbation and observation Maximum Power point (MPP) technique and the PEM fuel cell is controlled through a boost DC-DC converter using current mode control. The whole system is implemented on the dSPACE 1103 platform for real-time interface and control strategies. The overall behavior of the hybrid system has been critically analyzed and corroboration of the simulated and experimental results have been presented.
CitationDjoudi, H., Benyahia, N., Badji, A., Bousbaine, A., Moualek, R., Aissou, S. and Benamrouche, N., (2020). Simulation and Experimental Investigation into a Photovoltaic and Fuel Cell Hybrid Integration Power System for a Typical Small House Application. Electric Power Components and Systems, pp. 1-19.
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalElectric Power Components and System