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Smart grid and energy storage

Qadrdan, Meysam ORCID:, Jenkins, Nicholas ORCID: and Wu, Jianzhong ORCID: 2017. Smart grid and energy storage. Kalogirou, Soteris, ed. McEvoy's Handbook of Photovoltaics, Third Edition: Fundamentals and Applications, Academic Press, pp. 915-928. (10.1016/B978-0-12-809921-6.00025-2)

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Smart Grid is a radical transformation of the electric power system that would facilitate an increase in the utilization of solar energy. It makes use of advanced Information and Communication Technology systems to give improved visibility and allow intelligent automation and control of the distribution system that would remove many of the present barriers to the connection of PV. Battery energy storage is a key element of PV smart grids as it allows the use of energy to be decoupled from the solar resource. Li-ion batteries are at present the most promising technology for energy storage in smart grids and are being marketed by several manufacturers for domestic PV/battery systems. These offer the possibility of augmenting the value of PV systems by maximizing self-consumption, increasing revenues from Time of Use tariffs and by providing ancillary services to the power system.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 978-0128099216
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2024 10:00

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