A renewable source based hydrogen energy system for residential applications

Sorgulu F., Dincer İ.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY, vol.43, no.11, pp.5842-5851, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.10.101
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5842-5851
  • Keywords: Efficiency, Electrolyser, Fuel cell, Hydrogen energy, Solar energy, Wind energy, HYBRID SYSTEM, FUEL, EXERGY
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, both concentrated solar power and wind energy systems are integrated with electrolyser, fuel cell and absorption cooling subsystems to supply power, cooling, heating and hydrogen to residential applications in an environmentally benign and efficient manner. These subsystems are integrated in a unique way to manage the excess power through water electrolysis to produce and store hydrogen. Integrated systems are thermodynamically analyzed, and their performance is assessed comparatively. Solar radiation intensity, inlet temperature and wind velocity are taken into account, and hence their effects on the system performance are investigated. The results of this study show that the present system appears to be efficient, environmentally friendly and hence sustainable.