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Fuel-cell based power generating system having power conditioning apparatus

United States Patent

7,808,129
October 5, 2010
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A power conditioner includes power converters for supplying power to a load, a set of selection switches corresponding to the power converters for selectively connecting the fuel-cell stack to the power converters, and another set of selection switches corresponding to the power converters for selectively connecting the battery to the power converters. The power conveners output combined power that substantially optimally meets a present demand of the load.
Mazumder; Sudip K. (Chicago, IL), Pradhan; Sanjaya K. (Des Plaines, IL)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
12/ 084,021
October 24, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government assistance under Department of Energy Grant DE-FC26-02NT41574. The Government has certain rights in this invention.