SOFC cogeneration system for building applications, part 2: System configuration and operating condition design

Kwang Ho Lee, Richard K. Strand

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Abstract

An SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) cogeneration optimization study was carried out for one small-scale and one large-scale building under both hot and cold weather conditions. Several different configurations of the SOFC system are operated using a defined set of input parameters to meet the actual heating, cooling and electrical demands on those two buildings The results are discussed and compared from four different perspectives: electric-only vs. cogeneration, energetic vs. economic, large-scale vs. small-scale buildings and hot vs. cold weather conditions. The main conclusion of this study is that optimization results vary widely depending on different system configurations and loading conditions and thus SOFC systems should be optimized based on the specific conditions to which they are exposed and not simply on a single operating condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2839-2846
Number of pages8
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume34
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec

Keywords

  • Cogeneration
  • Control
  • Economic
  • Energetic
  • SOFC
  • System configuration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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