Power converters for use in stand-alone renewable-energy systems incorporating hydrogen storage

M. Little, M. Thomson, D.G. Infield

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A stand-alone renewable-energy system employing a hydrogen-based energy store is under development. In order to interconnect the various generators, loads and a storage system, a central DC bus bar has been proposed. The rotating generators, such as the wind turbines, are connected through standard industrial drives operating in regenerative mode. The DC devices: electrolyser, fuel cell and solar photovoltaic (PV) array, require custom DC-DC converters to connect to the central bus bar. In this paper, a review of the various converters required for the interconnection of such a system is presented. The practicalities of implementing such a system and, in particular, the DC-DC converters are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Event39th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2004) - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20048 Sep 2004


Conference39th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2004)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • DC generators
  • wind turbines
  • wind energy generation
  • solar power generation
  • renewable energy resources
  • power system interconnection
  • hydrogen storage
  • fuel cells
  • energy storage
  • DC-DC power converters

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