Solar-hydrogen systems for remote area power supply

Ali, S 2007, Solar-hydrogen systems for remote area power supply, Masters by Research, Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, RMIT University.

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Title Solar-hydrogen systems for remote area power supply
Author(s) Ali, S
Year 2007
Abstract Remote area power supply (RAPS) is a potential early market for solar-hydrogen systems because of the comparatively high cost of conventional energy sources such as diesel generators in remote regions isolated from main electricity grid.

The objectives of this project are to:
• Review previous work on renewable energy – hydrogen systems, with special emphasis on remote power supply applications
• Develop a computer simulation model of small-scale solar hydrogen systems for remote energy supply with climatic conditions and the profile of the electrical load to be met as inputs.
• Design, construct and evaluate the performance of a laboratory-scale solar hydrogen system suitable for remote area power supply
• Investigate a number of low-cost options for storage of the hydrogen produced as compressed gas.
• Conduct a preliminary triple bottom line (economic, environmental and social) evaluation of this system compared to conventional RAPS systems employing battery storage or diesel generators.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Keyword(s) Solar power plants -- Australia
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