Renewable energy using solid state fuel cell technology
Kongz, Zi Liang
Date of Issue2014
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Using non-renewable fossil fuel as the electrical energy source has been found unsustainable in the recent years. Studies have shown its unsustainability in the steep increment in energy consumption across the globe and harvests of fossil fuel which will peak in 2088. The aim of this study is to investigate the use of fuel cell technology as sustainable renewable energy. This fuel cell technology generates electricity by using electrochemical conversion which allows electricity production with fuel supplied regardless of environmental condition. However, there are few drawbacks in term of heat management and costly materials. In this study, we will introduce the development of fuel cell technology and examine the progress of fuel cell technologies in application especially in portable region. Preliminary attempt in creating portable charger for electronic device is achievable. Future work on the materials and methodology to fabricate suggest possibility of improving cost effective and the use of portable fuel cell charger to be widely adopted.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University