Evaluation of Energy, Environmental, and Economic Characteristics of Fuel Cell Combined Heat and Power Systems for Residential Applications

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M. Burak Gunes, Michael W. Ellis

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061

J. Energy Resour. Technol 125(3), 208-220 (Aug 29, 2003) (13 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1595112 History: Received June 01, 2002; Revised April 01, 2003; Online August 29, 2003
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Lights and appliances load profile
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Residential domestic hot water use
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Energy use for peak cooling days
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Energy use for peak heating days
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Fuel cell based combined heat and power system diagram
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Fuel cell system diagram
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Fuel cell system performance at part load
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Thermal storage tank diagram
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Annual FCCHP energy use by service
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Load duration curves and CHP efficiency
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Life cycle costs of residential energy systems



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