Car as Power Plant

Car as Power Plant

Car as Power Plant
This project investigates the feasibility of a hydrogen fuel-cell car system to design a detachable decentralized multi-modal energy system.

Car as Power Plant – Fuel cell cars creating an integrated, efficient, reliable, flexible, clean, multi modal and smart transport and energy system

  • Thema: products and services
  • Onderwerp: EV-design

Why using a car as Power Plant?

The fuel cell car as power plant, a paradigm changing concept, has the potential to replace all electricity production power plants worldwide, creating an integrated, efficient, reliable, flexible, clean and smart energy and transport system.

The concept is that fuel cell cars do not only contribute to a more efficient and cleaner transportation, but that when parked they can produce electricity more efficiently than the present electricity system and with useful ?waste? products heat and fresh water.

In terms of technology, the energy production system can be envisaged as a fleet of fuel cell vehicles, where cars while parked (over 90% of the time) can produce with the fuel cell electricity, heat and fresh water, which will be feed into the respective grids.

  • From a social perspective the stakeholders directly and indirectly involved in the design, building and operation of such a system, are car park operators, the local power, heat and water distribution companies, gas suppliers,
  • H2 producers, the equipment, system and software manufacturers but also municipalities, regulators, policy makers and not to forget the car owners/users.

Hydrogen fuel-cell car system

This project investigates the feasibility of hydrogen fuel-cell car system to design a detachable decentralized multi-modal energy system. The scientific challenge is in shaping, controlling and operating such a socio-technical system of Car as Power Plant representing integrated energy and transport system that is economic, efficient, clean, robust, and reliable with minimal societal costs over its life cycle.

Publicatie

Partners

TU Delft, NWO

Contact

  • TU Delft
  • Dr. ir. Z. Lukszo
  • E: z.lukszo@tudelft.nl

Uitvoerders

  • F. Alavi MSc
  • Ir. V. Oldenbroek
  • H. Park Lee MSc
  • Dr. ir. R.A.C. van der Veen
Looptijd

01/09/2014 tot 31/10/2018

Funding

Car as a Power Plant is funded by NWO under the URSES umbrella project. URSES stands for Uncertainty Reduction in Smart Energy Systems.

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