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A Feasibility Design of PEMFC Parallel Operation for a Fuel Cell Generation System
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A Feasibility Design of PEMFC Parallel Operation for a Fuel Cell Generation System
Kang, Hyun-Soo; Choe, Gyu-Yeong; Lee, Byoung-Kuk; Hur, Jin;
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In this paper, the parallel operation for a FC generation system is introduced and designed in order to increase the capacity for the distributed generation of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) system. The equipment is the type that is used by parallel operated PEMFC generation systems which have two PEMFC systems, two dc/dc boost converters with shared dc link, and a grid-connected dc/ac inverter for embedded generation. The system requirement for the purpose of parallel operated generation using PEMFC system is also described. Aspects related to the mechanical (MBOP) and electrical (EBOP) component, size, and system complexity of the distributed generation system, it is explained in order to design an optimal distributed generation system using PEMFC. The optimal controller design for the parallel operation of the converter is suggested and informative simulations and experimental results are provided.
Current-fed dc/dc Converter;dc/ac pwm Inverter;Parallel Operation;Power Conditioning System;Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC);Voltage-fed dc/dc Converter;
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