Document Type

Theses, Masters


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Electrical and electronic engineering

Publication Details

Successfully submitted for the award of Master of Philosophy to the Technological University Dublin, October, 2009.


The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Applied Science in Darmstadt runs several hydrogen-related experiments at their fuel cell laboratory. In cooperation with the Technological University Dublin (DIT), a new project was started in 2007. The aim of this project was to develop an energy storage system, which would work with hydrogen as a high quality energy storage. This system was developed for using the electricity of solar panels in order to run an electrolyser. Hydrogen is produced and afterwards stored in an adequate storage tank. Once the hydrogen has been stored, it can be used by a fuel cell to produce electricity again, anytime energy is needed. The main difficulty of this project consists in storing the maximum amount of hydrogen with the minium loss of the energy needed for the periphery (cleaning, drying, storing).