MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 171, 2018The First International Conference on Energy, Power, Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering (E3PE 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Chapter 1: Renewable Energy|
|Published online||04 June 2018|
Performance Index: A Simple Selection Method of Appropriate Energy Storage for Specific Application
1 InstitutTechnologique de Maintenance Industrielle (ITMI), Cégep de Sept-Îles, 175 rue de la Vérendrye Sept-Îles (Québec) G4R 5B7, Canada
2 Faculty of engineering III, Lebanese University Université Saint-Joseph, Beirut, Lebanon
The efficiency and cost of renewable power systems using intermittent resources could significantly be improved by developing low cost, high efficiency and more sustainable energy storage systems. There are various types of storage methods, some of which are already in use, while others are still in development. A comparison study between energy storage options is presented in this paper. We have taken a look at the main characteristics of the different electricity storage techniques and their field of application (permanent or portable, long-or short-term storage, maximum power required, etc.). These characteristics will serve to make comparisons in order to determine the most appropriate technique for each type of application. Based the results obtained in this study, a “performance index” have been determined for each storage technology in order to facilitate the comparison between the different storage devices.
Key words: Energy storage / performance index / comparisons / batteries / compressed air / flywheel / hydrogen / constraints
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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