Title

Design of grid connected-PV system for a hydrogen refueling station

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

7-8-2006

Publication Title

ASME International Solar Energy Conference - Solar Engineering 2006

Publisher

ASME

First page number:

5

Last page number:

5

Abstract

This paper describes the design of a 14 kW grid-tied photovoltaic system for powering a hydrogen generation and refueling station that is being constructed at the Las Vegas Valley Water District. The fixed array layout is determined by considering the available space, aesthetics and impact of shading on annual energy production. Computer simulations using PV-DesignPro software and area hourly solar radiation data are conducted to simulate the energy flow into and out of the electric utility grid for different profiles of hydrogen use. Stand-alone system operation is also simulated to estimate the maximum amount of hydrogen that can be produced under limited storage.

Keywords

Hydrogen as fuel; Las Vegas Valley Water District; Photovoltaic power systems

Disciplines

Civil and Environmental Engineering | Construction Engineering and Management | Materials Science and Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Structural Engineering

Language

English

Comments

Conference held: Denver, Colorado, USA, July 8–13, 2006

Permissions

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Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/ISEC2006-99151; ISBN: 0-7918-4745-4

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