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Energies 2017, 10(12), 2053; doi:10.3390/en10122053

Coordinated Control of a Wind-Methanol-Fuel Cell System with Hydrogen Storage

Electrical Engineering School, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116024, China
Electrical Engineering School, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China
School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK
China Electric Power Research Institute, Beijing 102249, China
Department of Engineering, Design and Mathematics, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
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Received: 18 October 2017 / Revised: 25 November 2017 / Accepted: 30 November 2017 / Published: 4 December 2017
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This paper presents a wind-methanol-fuel cell system with hydrogen storage. It can manage various energy flow to provide stable wind power supply, produce constant methanol, and reduce CO2 emissions. Firstly, this study establishes the theoretical basis and formulation algorithms. And then, computational experiments are developed with MATLAB/Simulink (R2016a, MathWorks, Natick, MA, USA). Real data are used to fit the developed models in the study. From the test results, the developed system can generate maximum electricity whilst maintaining a stable production of methanol with the aid of a hybrid energy storage system (HESS). A sophisticated control scheme is also developed to coordinate these actions to achieve satisfactory system performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: coordinated control; energy storage; fuel cell; hydrogen; methanol production; wind power coordinated control; energy storage; fuel cell; hydrogen; methanol production; wind power

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Yuan, T.; Duan, Q.; Chen, X.; Yuan, X.; Cao, W.; Hu, J.; Zhu, Q. Coordinated Control of a Wind-Methanol-Fuel Cell System with Hydrogen Storage. Energies 2017, 10, 2053.

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