Dynamic Simulation of a Load-Matching Photovoltaic System for Green Hydrogen Production

Christian R. Polo, William J. Parquette, Kelvin Tan, Meng Tao

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2 Scopus citations


This paper presents the electrolytic application of a load-matching PV system to produce green hydrogen. The system has proven its viability with purely resistive loads, and a static analysis has shown the performance potential of the system for electrolytic applications. This paper focuses on dynamic simulation of the load-matching PV system for green hydrogen production in SIMULINK. It is shown that an over 99% energy transfer efficiency from the PV array's available energy to the electrolytic loads can be achieved under dynamic conditions for the system. The design parameters to optimize include the number of hydrogen cells per stack, the stack resistance, and the number of available stacks in the system. This system provides a simple but efficient approach for large-scale photovoltaic hydrogen production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 49th Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, PVSC 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728161174
StatePublished - 2022
Event49th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, PVSC 2022 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Conference49th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference, PVSC 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • green hydrogen
  • load management
  • load matching
  • maximum power point tracking
  • photovoltaic hydrogen production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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