Economic viability and production capacity of wind generated renewable hydrogen

Mohsin, M. and Rasheed, A.K. and Rahman, Saidur (2018) Economic viability and production capacity of wind generated renewable hydrogen. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43 (5). pp. 2621-2630. ISSN 0360-3199

[thumbnail of Manuscript for Final Submission]
PDF (Manuscript for Final Submission)
Manuscript_for_Final_Submission.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs.

Download (1MB)


Generally, wind to power conversion is calculated by assuming the quality of wind as measured with a Weibull probability distribution at wind speed during power generation. We build on this method by modifying the Weibull distributions to reflect the actual range of wind speeds and wind energy density. This was combined with log law that modifies wind speed based on the height from the ground, to derive the wind power potential at windy sites. The study also provides the Levelized cost of renewable energy and hydrogen conversion capacity at the proposed sites. We have also electrolyzed the wind-generated electricity to measure the production capacity of renewable hydrogen. We found that all the sites considered are commercially viable for hydrogen production from wind-generated electricity. Wind generated electricity cost varies from $0.0844 to $0.0864 kW h, and the supply cost of renewable hydrogen is $5.30 to $ 5.80/kg-H2. Based on the findings, we propose a policy on renewable hydrogen fueled vehicles so that the consumption of fossil fuels could be reduced. This paper shall serve as a complete feasibility study on renewable hydrogen production and utilization.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Additional Information:
This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43, (5), 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.12.113
Uncontrolled Keywords:
?? new modelrenewable energyhydrogen energyweibull distributionhydrogen production capacitylevelized costenergy engineering and power technologycondensed matter physicsfuel technologyrenewable energy, sustainability and the environment ??
ID Code:
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
15 Jan 2018 14:22
Last Modified:
15 Jul 2024 17:28