The Design and Replication of a 6kw Fuel Cell Power Plant
- Post by: ijees
- March 1, 2021
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Fuel cell technology is among the most promising choices for distributed generation system either as standalone, isolated or grid connected mode. It can also be utilized both in single and hybrid systems for power generation. In this paper, a Standalone Solid Oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power plant is developed using MATLAB/Simulink algorithm for Bodo city Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Niger Delta (STAND) computer center to generate electricity to a load demand of 6 kW 220Vac at 50 Hz. The Solid Oxide fuel cell (SOFC) stack is modeled based on the mathematical equations and executed using the Simulink power system blocks. The SOFC low output DC voltage is stepped-up using a boost DC-DC converter then fed to a pulse width modulation (PWM) based inverter (DC-AC converter). Simulation results shows that the Solid Oxide fuel cell power plant is capable of delivering the maximum output power with voltage and current within tolerable range.
Keywords: Fuel Cell, Renewable, Standalone, Solid Oxide, Power plant, Converter, Power Conditioners
Author(s): YOMI, Aremu