Wind energy-hydrogen storage hybrid power generation

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YANG W., Aydin O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESEARCH, vol.25, no.5, pp.449-463, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/er.696
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-463
  • Keywords: hybrid power generation, wind energy, hydrogen storage, renewable energy, no pollution, DISPATCH STRATEGY, SYSTEMS, DESIGN, OPTIMIZATION, ARRAY
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


In this theoretical investigation, a hybrid power generation system utilizing wind energy and hydrogen storage is presented. Firstly, the available wind energy is determined, which is followed by evaluating the efficiency of the wind energy conversion system. A revised model of windmill is proposed from which wind power density and electric power output are determined. When the load demand is less than the output of the generation, the excess electric power is relayed to the electrolytic cell where it is used to electrolyte the de-ionized water. Hydrogen thus produced can be stored as hydrogen compressed gas or liquid. Once the hydrogen is stored in an appropriate high-pressure vessel, it can be used in a combustion engine, fuel cell, or burned in a water-cooled burner to produce a very high-quality steam for space heating, or to drive a turbine to generate electric power. It can also be combined with organic materials to produce synthetic fuels. The conclusion is that the system produces no harmful waste and depletes no resources. Note that this system also works well with a solar collector instead of a windmill. Copyright (C) 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.