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Solarized Fuel Cell Power System

This project is funded by the Virginia Tech Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS)

Key Features and Goals

  • Solar electric energy electrolyzes water through a "reversed" fuel cell
  • Power electronics controls the power into the house and gases into the tanks
  • Excess energy can be stored in hydrogen tank and ultra capacitor
  • At night, hydrogen and oxygen pass into the fuel cell, creating electric power and heat
  • Ultra capacitor provides energy during load transients






"Reversed" fuel cell


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