Paper Title
Design And Simulation Of A Fuel Cell Based System For Residential Application

Among Renewable energy technologies, fuel cell based power generation is gaining popularity in the residential sector mainly due to reliability, high efficiency, cleanliness and small scale applicability. This paper focuses on the modeling and the simulation of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell based power supply system for residential applications. The polarization curve of a stack of 65 fuel cells is plotted by using MATLAB. Open loop and closed loop Simulation of a Fuel cell based system is carried out in MATLAB SIMULINK environment and the results are also discussed. Simulation model consist of PEMFC – MATLAB model, full bridge DC-DC converter and a single phase PWM inverter followed by an LC filter. Index Terms: Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, DC-DC converter, PWM inverter