Gerhard Human (GRADUATED)
To ensure efficient operation of intermittent renewable energy with hydrogen production systems the optimal combination of renewable sources, storage capability, production capacity, and power management is crucial. A renewable energy hydrogen system, consisting of PV, wind turbine, battery bank, PEM electrolyser, hydrogen storage unit and power converters are modelled in Matlab/Simulink. Both the component sizing and control settings are optimised using a multi-objective optimisation algorithm using site specific input data. The objective is to improve the system efficiency and sizing through optimisation, control, and component configuration.
Supervisors: Prof George van Schoor, Dr. KR Uren