IJREE- Volume 3 Issue 1 Paper 5


Author’s Name : Elaiyaraja S | Abirami G

Volume 03 Issue 01  Year 2016  ISSN No:  2349-2503  Page no: 29-35






With the growing concern for energy saving, the necessity to explore the renewable energy like fuel cell is
increasing. A grid connected fuel cell backed up by a super capacitor is considered for study. Fuel cell output voltage
must be boosted before connecting to the grid. While using boost converter EMI interference and switching losses will be
high. Therefore, a high step up DC to DC converter is used for better performance. Reliability of system is improved by
adding a super capacitor, which has higher lifespan compared to a battery. MATLAB is used for simulation. Finally, a
satisfactory output results are presented.


EMI interference, switching losses, fuel cell, Boost converter


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