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The choice and architectural requirements of battery storage technologies in residential buildings

Chatzivasileiadi, Aikaterini ORCID:, Ampatzi, Eleni ORCID: and Knight, Ian ORCID: 2018. The choice and architectural requirements of battery storage technologies in residential buildings. Presented at: Second International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment: Research in Practice (SDBE 2018), London, UK, 12-13 September 2018.

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This study has been undertaken to gain a better understanding regarding the choice and architectural implications of battery storage technologies in a future built environment benefiting from renewable energy systems and energy storage technologies. As no models or tools have been found dealing specifically with the size of energy storage systems, this work has partially addressed this shortcoming through the consideration of a framework, within which these issues are explored. The study assessed the requirements of nine battery technologies for different residential building scales at the distribution level in the UK using quantitative methods. Three scenarios for 2030 were considered; the business as usual scenario, a scenario assuming electrification of heating and energy efficiency measures and a scenario in which one electric vehicle is assumed for each house. After deriving the nominal capacity for each technology and identifying key aspects for building integration, several spatial and other requirements, including footprint, volume, mass and cost for the scales of interest were estimated in each scenario considering daily autonomy. The investigation led to a schematic characterisation of the battery technologies according to their suitability across these requirements and their applicability in different building scales. The study showed that the architectural implications of the battery technologies’ integration considering daily autonomy are of little importance to designers. Attention should be given when more than one day of autonomy is applied. The choice of the most suitable technology according to its applicability in different building scales and different daily autonomy periods should also be carefully assessed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Architecture
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 November 2018
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 07:04

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