Advantages of fuel cell
1. It has very high conversion efficiencies as high as70
2. Fuel cells can be installed near the use point, thus
reducing electrical transmission requirements and
3.They have few mechanical components: hence, they
operated fairly quietly and require little attention and less
4.Atmospheric pollution is small.
5.There is no requirement for large volumes of cooling
6.As fuel cell do not make noise, they can be readily
accepted in resdential areas.
7.The fuel cell takes little time to go in to operation.
8. The space requirements for fuel cell power plant is
Disadvantages of fuel cell
1.Fuel cell are costly.
2.Low service life.
Application of fuel cell
1.Fuel cells can be effectively used for load leveling.
2.Fuel cells are also suited for dispersed generation.
3.To meet the demand of isolated sites as construction
sites, military camps and small village communities.
4.Emergency /auxiliary supply to critical loads such as
5.Fuel cells can also be used as a mobile power in shuttle
6.Fuel cells are also proposed as power source for
propulsion of electric vehicles.
7. Fuel cells can be used to power portable electronic