Solar energy and wind power supply supported by storage technology: a review

Lehtola, Timo, and Zahedi, Ahmad (2019) Solar energy and wind power supply supported by storage technology: a review. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 35. pp. 25-31.

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Abstract

Solar energy and wind power supply are renewable, decentralised and intermittent electrical power supply methods that require energy storage. Integrating this renewable energy supply to the electrical power grid may reduce the demand for centralised production, making renewable energy systems more easily available to remote regions. Control systems optimise solar energy and wind power sources to supply renewable energy to the power grid. Vehicle to Grid (V2G) operations support intermittent production as battery storage. In V2G operations, electric power flows from the power grid to the battery storage and from the battery storage back to the power grid. The primary goal of this study is to improve the existing renewable energy supply to provide more reliable units in the power grid. We consider the V2G concept as an extension of the smart charging system allowing electric vehicles to be able to inject battery energy into the power grid, acting as distributed generators or energy storage systems. This review shows how parallel V2G storage and battery storage supports the power grid. Further, the review indicates that decentralised V2G battery storages will be included in future renewable energy systems.

Item ID: 60553
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2213-1396
Keywords: Intermittent energy, Power generation, Renewable distribution, Renewable energy, Vehicle to grid
Copyright Information: © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Funders: James Cook University (JCU)
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 07:37
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl Solar Cells) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering @ 100%
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