Storing Energy: With Special Reference To Renewable Energy Sources

Hardcover | April 27, 2016

byTrevor M. Letcher, Richard Law

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Energy Storage discusses the needs of the world's future energy and climate change policies, covering the various types of renewable energy storage in one comprehensive volume that allows readers to conveniently compare the different technologies and find the best process that suits their particularly needs. Each chapter is written by an expert working in the field and includes copious references for those wishing to study the subject further. Various systems are discussed, including mechanical/kinetic, thermal, electrochemical and other chemical, as well as other emerging technologies. Incorporating the advancements in storing energy as described in this book will help the people of the world further overcome the problems related to future energy and climate change. Covers most types of energy storage that is being considered today, and allows comparisons to be made Each chapter is written by a world expert in the field, providing the latest developments is this fast moving and vital field Covers technical, environmental, social and political aspects related to the storing of energy and in particular renewable energy

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Energy Storage discusses the needs of the world's future energy and climate change policies, covering the various types of renewable energy storage in one comprehensive volume that allows readers to conveniently compare the different technologies and find the best process that suits their particularly needs. Each chapter is written by ...

Trevor M Letcher is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a past Director of the International Association of Chemical Thermodynamics and his research involves the thermodynamics of liquid mixtures and energy from landfill. He was awarded the Sou...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:590 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 27, 2016Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128034408

ISBN - 13:9780128034408

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Table of Contents

  1. The role of energy storage in low-carbon energy systems
  2. Pumped Hydro-electricity
  3. Novel Hydroelectric Storage Concepts
  4. Advance Rail Energy Storage (ARES)
  5. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)
  6. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) with Underground Storage
  7. Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES)
  8. Pumped Hydro Combined with Compressed Air
  9. Liquid Air Energy Storage: (LAES)
  10. Flywheels
  11. Rechargeable Batteries
  12. The Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries
  13. Phase Changes
  14. Solar Ponds
  15. Sensible Thermal Energy Storage: Diurnal and Seasonal
  16. Hydrogen from Water Electrolysis
  17. Chemical Reactions (zeolites/water/ inorganic oxides)
  18. Power-to-Gas
  19. Traditional Energy Storage: natural gas, oil and coal
  20. Large Scale Hydrogen Storage
  21. Network Integration and Smart Grids
  22. Off-Grid Energy Storage
  23. Energy Storage Worldwide
  24. Energy Storage in China
  25. Politics of Investing in Renewable Energy Systems