POWERLAB SELF SUSTAINABILITY WITH A RENEWABLE HYDROGEN ENERGY SYSTEM
CIRPS - University of Rome "La Sapienza" Via Eudossiana, 18 00184 - Rome, Italy
Powerlab can be defined as a "Laboratory Power Plant" with the use of local energy source and hydrogen.
This kind of new concept of Laboratory, will spring up
near the ready-to-born "Città del Divertimento" of Rome - in
Valmontone, Italy - which is to be powered with renewable
sources and hydrogen capitalising the technology developed
and tested by Powerlab.
The central body of Powerlab, will ensure the self
sustainability of energy needs with the electricity provided
from an integrated photovoltaic system (integrated in the
constructive part of the building and in its dedicated parkings).
This electricity will have both direct and indirect use
(delayed in time), thanks to its storage as hydrogen to be used
in Fuel Cells.
In this work, all kind of Powerlab energy needs with their
related load diagrams (daily average) for each single utilisation
period, are analysed.
A functional diagram has been developed to guarantee the
peculiar energy characteristic of Powerlab, that is its complete
The components of this diagram are: PV panels,
electrolyser deionizer, hydrogen storage tank, fuel cells,
inverter, thermal storage tank, energy loads/needs and a unit
power system which controls and drives this renewable
hydrogen energy system.
This work attains its goal dimensioning all energy
components, verifying annual energy balance and defining the
functioning of the unit power system:
Powerlab self sustainability with a renewable hydrogen