Modularisation of integrated photovoltaic-fuel cell system for remote distributed power systems

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In the last decade, studies on how integrated photovoltaic-fuel cell (IPVFC) system can be used for grid-connected and distributed applications have intensified because the system has a huge potential application in the emerging hydrogen economy. Model-based and experimental works show that the system has potential applications for supplying reliable electricity based on solar hydrogen. However, no study has looked at the manufacturability of the system. In this study, modularisation of the system is presented as a strategy to facili-tate the ultimate commercialisation of the system. Hydrogen management in the system is the most critical factor for utilizing the system for remote distributed power system. Discussions on the interconnections be-tween modularity in design, manufacturability and supply chain integration were made as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M 2019), 9–11 April 2019, Manchester, UK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2020
EventIndustry 4.0 Academia - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Mar 20201 Apr 2020


ConferenceIndustry 4.0 Academia
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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