|Communications on Applied Electronics
|Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
|Volume 2 - Number 7
|Year of Publication: 2015
|Authors: S. Dharani, R.Seyezhai
S. Dharani, R.Seyezhai . Development of Simulator and MPPT Algorithm for PEM Fuel Cell. Communications on Applied Electronics. 2, 7 ( August 2015), 36-41. DOI=10.5120/cae2015651774
Now-a-days, many industries are starting to rely on the renewable energy sources as the alternate energy sources due to the hazardous emissions that can cause the negative consequences on the environment. An electrochemical device, Fuel Cell which produces electrical energy directly from the chemical energy is used. This paper discusses about PEM fuel cells due to their high efficiency and reliability among the several types of Fuel Cells. The mathematical model for 500W PEM Fuel Cell is developed and analyzed under static and dynamic conditions. Finally, transient response of PEM Fuel Cell is presented. For improving the efficiency of PEM Fuel Cell, MPPT algorithm is implemented.