Solar Energy Storage by Bent SorensenSolar Energy Storage by Bent Sorensen

Solar Energy Storage

byBent SorensenEditorBent Sorensen

Paperback | June 18, 2015

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While solar is the fastest-growing energy source in the world, key concerns around solar power's inherent variability threaten to de-rail that scale-up . Currently, integration of intermittent solar resources into the grid creates added complication to load management, leading some utilities to reject it altogether, while other operators may penalize the producers via rate increases or force solar developers to include storage devices on-site to smooth out power delivery at the point of production. However these efforts at mitigation unfold, it is increasingly clear to parties on all sides that energy storage will be pivotally important in the drive to boost the integration of variable renewable sources into power infrastructures across the globe. Thoughtfully implemented storage technologies can reduce peak demand, improve day-to-day reliability, provide emergency power in case of interrupted generation, reduce consumer and utility costs by easing load balance challenges, decrease emissions, and increase the amount of distributed and renewable energy that makes it into the grid. While energy storage has long been an area of concern for scientists and engineers, there has been no comprehensive single text covering the storage methods available to solar power producers, which leaves a lamentable gap in the literature core to this important field.Solar Energy Storageaims to become the authoritative work on the topic, incorporating contributions from an internationally recognized group of top authors from both industry and academia, focused on providing information from underlying scientific fundamentals to practical applications, and emphasizing the latest technological developments driving this discipline forward.

  • Expert contributing authors explain current and emergent storage technologies for solar, thermal, and photovoltaic applications.
  • Sheds light on the economic status of solar storage facilities, including case studies of the particular challenges that solar energy systems present to remote locations.
  • Includes information on: chemical storage mechanisms, mechanical storage tactics, pumped hydro, thermal storage, and storage strategies for systems of all sizes from centralized utilities to distributed generation.
Professor Emeritus at the Department of People and Technology, and a professor of physics at the Institute of Mathematics and Physics, both at Roskilde University, Denmark. He is also an independent consultant at Novator Advanced Technology Consulting. Bent Sorensen's research is cross-disciplinary and has resulted in nearly a thousand...
Title:Solar Energy StorageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:394 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 18, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1.Introduction and overview Bent Sorensen

Solar energy storage options 2.Solar electric energy storage Yulong Ding, Yongliang Li, Chuanping Liu, Ze Sun 3.Innovative systems for storage of thermal solar energy in buildings Lingai Luo, Nolwenn le Pierrès 4.Assessment of electrical storage systems F. Rahman, M. Baseer, S. Rehman 5.Storage of solar thermal energy with consideration of geographical and climatic boundary conditions Roman Marx 6.Sorption heat storage H. A. Zondag 7.Energetic complementarity: hydropower and the possibilities of energy storage in batteries and water reservoirs Alexandre Beluco, Paulo de Souza, Flávio Livi, Johann Caux 8.Revitalization of hydro energy: A new approach to storage of solar energy Zvonimir Glasnovic, Karmen Margeta

Economic assessment of solar storage 9.Photovoltaics and storage plants: Efficient capacities in a system view Benjamin Böcker, Bjarne Steffen, Christoph Weber 10.Economics of solar PV systems with storage, in main grid and mini-grid settings Iain MacGill, Muriel Watt Environmental and social impacts 11.Environmental issues associated with solar electric and thermal systems with storage Bent Sorensen 12.Consumer perceptions of PV systems with energy storage Naoye Abe, Junichiro Ishio, Teppei Katatani, Toshihiro Mukai

Special case studies 13.Photovoltaic energy storage system for remote small islands J. Kaldellis 14.Solar thermal energy storage for solar cookers Ashmore Mawire 15.Isolated and mini-grid solar PV systems: Alternative solutions for providing electricity access in remote areas: Case study from Nepal Brijesh Mainali, Ram Dhital

Editorial Reviews

"...a state-of-the-art description and discussion of the energy storage issues relevant for most solar energy systems... One of the two areas of application for solar energy storage systems handles the obvious day-to-night storage requirement and the other is seasonal energy storage..."--Power Electronics, Solar Energy Storage