Energy Storage Technologies

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STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES

Energy Storage – used to store and regenerate power for peak shaving and to even out generation fluctuations created by fluctuations in the resource being exploited

Allows greater use of intermittent renewable energy technologies – off-peak wind, solar, ocean wave, tidal power are stored in batteries, pumped storage hydro or stored hydrogen from electrolysis of water.

Topics – Storage Technologies

  • Energy Storage, Its Uses
  • Energy Storage Systems and Types
  • Hourly and Daily Power Consumption
  • Principles of Energy Storage
  • Cost of Energy Storage Technologies
  • Benefits from Energy Storage
  • Environmental Impact & Risks
  • Distributed Generation

Price: 56 USD


Hydrogen Energy

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HYDROGEN ENERGY

Hydrogen – 3rd most abundant element on earth’s surface; found primarily in water [H2O] and organic compounds and generally produced from hydrocarbons thru reforming and water thru electrolysis.

When burned as fuel or converted to electricity, it joins with oxygen [O2] again to form water.

Price: 20 USD


Advanced Energy Storage

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Advanced Storage Technologies

ELECTRICAL-MECHANICAL ENERGY STORAGE:

  • POTENTIAL – Pumped Storage Hydropower
  • POTENTIAL – Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES): Reservoirs, Salt/Rock Caverns, Aquifers, Adiabatic, Hybrid
  • POTENTIAL – Springs, Torsion Bars, Mass Elevation
  • KINETIC – Flywheel storage

DIRECT ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE:

  • Utility Battery Storage (UBS) – Lead acid, Sodium-sulfur, Lithium- chlorine, Lithium-telluride, Zinc-chlorine
  • Super-conducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES)
  • Hybrid SMES-UBS
  • Super Capacitors

THERMAL STORAGE:

  • Sensible Heat Energy Storage – Pressurized water, Organic liquid, Packed/Fluidized solid beds
  • Latent Heat Energy Storage – High temp. gas-cooled reactor (HTGR)
  • Chemical Reaction Storage – Regenerative fuel cells (RFC)

Price: 60 USD