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First Solar Hydrogen Storage in a Private Building in Western Switzerland: Building energy Analysis and Schematic Design


Self-sufficiency of buildings with carbon emission reduction can be obtained thanks to the introduction of Photovoltaics systems coupled with Hydrogen seasonal storage. To be self-sufficient over the year, the electricity converted to hydrogen by electrolysis during the sunny season can be re-used with the help of fuel cells during the winter season. This article is dealing with the dimensioning methodology of a solar PV hydrogen-electrochemical system for self-sufficient buildings. We introduce the case study of the first private building in western Switzerland that will be equipped with solar hydrogen storage. Calculation results of the dimensioning of the PV system with storage will be presented. The life cycle assessment and the calculations of the environmental indicators GWP and CED will be introduced.

Countries: Switzerland

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