In this paper, some configurations includingrenewables and fuel cells are studied. Technical,environmental and economical aspects are treated in theframe of the EU regulations concerning the ‘emission trading’issue and the way in which Italy has implemented the relevantEU directive. The study has been carried out considering somearchitectures including renewables such as photovoltaic andwind with a back up system to increase continuity of supplybased on the application of fuel cells and of a hydrogenstorage system.Performing several runs with different values of the cost ofenergy (COE) bought from the network and produced withtraditional fuel, it has been observed that, for some of theconsidered architectures, the breakeven point in terms ofCOE is about twice the actual values.To draw these and other interesting conclusions,parametric studies, varying the COE bought from thenetwork and considering different architectures have beencarried out by means of the software HOMER 2.1 set up bythe National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL), USA.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2006|
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