Solar Hydrogen Energy Systems

Science and Technology for the Hydrogen Economy

  • Gabriele Zini
  • Paolo Tartarini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 1-11
  3. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 13-28
  4. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 29-52
  5. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 53-71
  6. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 73-89
  7. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 91-95
  8. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 97-119
  9. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 121-131
  10. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 133-165
  11. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 167-177
  12. Gabriele Zini, Paolo Tartarini
    Pages 179-179
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 181-184

About this book

Introduction

It is just a matter of time when fossil fuels will become unavailable or uneconomical to retrieve. On top of that, their environmental impact is already too severe. Renewable energy sources can be considered as the most important substitute to fossil energy, since they are inexhaustible and have a very low, if none, impact on the environment. Still, their unevenness and unpredictability are drawbacks that must be dealt with in order to guarantee a reliable and steady energy supply to the final user. Hydrogen can be the answer to these problems. This book presents the readers with the modeling, functioning and implementation of solar hydrogen energy systems, which efficiently combine different technologies to convert, store and use renewable energy. Sources like solar photovoltaic or wind, technologies like electrolysis, fuel cells, traditional and advanced hydrogen storage are discussed and evaluated together with system management and output performance. Examples are also given to show how these systems are capable of providing energy independence from fossil fuels in real life settings.

Keywords

Elecorolyzer and fuel cells. Energy Systems. Hydrogen Storage. Renewable Energy. Solar Hydrogen.

Authors and affiliations

  • Gabriele Zini
    • 1
  • Paolo Tartarini
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e CivileUniversità di Modena e Reggio EmiliaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-1998-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Milan 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-1997-3
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-1998-0
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