Storing Energy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128034408, 9780128034491

Storing Energy

1st Edition

with Special Reference to Renewable Energy Sources

Authors: Trevor Letcher
eBook ISBN: 9780128034491
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128034408
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th April 2016
Page Count: 590
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Researchers and grad students working in the area of energy, including engineers and scientists

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • Preface
  • Part A: Introduction
    • Chapter 1: The Role of Energy Storage in Low-Carbon Energy Systems
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. The need for new types of storage
      • 3. Storage technologies
      • 4. Comparing storage systems
      • 5. Challenges for energy storage
      • 6. Conclusions
  • Part B: Electrical Energy Storage Techniques Gravitational/Mechanical/Thermomechanical
    • Chapter 2: Pumped Hydroelectric Storage
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Pros and cons
      • 3. Historical development
      • 4. Prospects
    • Chapter 3: Novel Hydroelectric Storage Concepts
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Piston-in-cylinder electrical energy storage
      • 3. Energy membrane–underground pumped hydro storage
      • 4. Novel land-based and seabed pumped hydro configurations
      • 5. Offshore lagoon and island storage systems
      • 6. Conclusions
      • Acknowledgment
    • Chapter 4: Advanced Rail Energy Storage: Green Energy Storage for Green Energy
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Market for utility-scale energy storage
      • 3. How much storage is needed for renewable energy?
      • 4. Value and storage market
      • 5. Competitive storage technologies
      • 6. Advanced Rail Energy Storage
      • 7. ARES operational control system
      • 8. Advantages of ARES
      • 9. Potential sites in the Southwestern United States
      • 10. ARES Pilot and First Commercial Project
      • 11. Conclusions
      • Acknowledgment
    • Chapter 5: Compressed Air Energy Storage
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. CAES: modes of operation and basic principles
      • 3. Air containment for CAES
      • 4. System configurations and plant concepts
      • 5. Performance metrics
      • 6. Integrating CAES with generation or consumption
      • 7. Concluding remarks
    • Chapter 6: Compressed Air Energy Storage in Underground Formations
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Mode of operation
      • 3. Plant concept
      • 4. Underground Storage
      • 5. Conclusions
    • Chapter 7: Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Storage vessels for UWCAES
      • 3. Anchorage and installation
      • 4. System configurations
      • 5. Locations
      • 6. Cost and efficiency
      • 7. State of development
      • 8. Concluding remarks
    • Chapter 8: A Novel Pumped Hydro Combined with Compressed Air Energy
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Storage system
      • 3. Characteristics of a PHCA system
      • 4. A Novel constant pressure PHCA energy storage system
      • 5. The influences of work density
      • 6. Energy and exergy analysis
      • 7. Simulation analysis
    • Chapter 9: Liquid Air Energy Storage
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Energy and exergy densities of liquid air
      • 3. Liquid air as both a storage medium and an efficient working fluid
      • 4. Applications of LAES through integration
      • 5. Technical and economic comparison of LAES with other energy storage technologies
    • Chapter 10: Flywheels
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Physics
      • 3. History
      • 4. The design of modern flywheels
      • 5. Cost and comparison with other technologies
      • 6. Applications
      • 7. Outlook
      • Acknowledgments
  • Part C: Electrochemical
    • Chapter 11: Rechargeable Batteries with Special Reference to Lithium-Ion Batteries
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Physical fundamentals of battery storage
      • 3. Development of lithium-ion battery storage systems
      • 4. System integration
      • 5. Conclusions
    • Chapter 12: Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction and historic development
      • 2. The function of the VRFB
      • 3. Electrolytes of VRFB
      • 4. VRFB versus other battery types
      • 5. Application of VRFB
      • 6. Recycling, environment, safety, and availability
      • 7. Other flow batteries
  • Part D: Thermal
    • Chapter 13: Phase Change Materials
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Heat storage at subambient temperatures
      • 3. Heat storage at ambient temperature
      • 4. Heat storage at moderate temperatures
      • 5. Heat storage at high temperatures
      • 6. Heat transfer in PCM-based thermal storage systems
      • 7. Gaps in knowledge
      • 8. Outlook
    • Chapter 14: Solar Ponds
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Types of solar ponds
      • 3. Investment and operational cost
      • 4. Applications of solar ponds
    • Chapter 15: Sensible Thermal Energy Storage: Diurnal and Seasonal
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction: storing thermal energy
      • 2. Design of the thermal storage and thermal stratification
      • 3. Modeling of sensible heat storage
      • 4. Second Law analysis of thermal energy storage
      • 5. Solar thermal energy storage systems
      • 6. Cold thermal energy storage
      • 7. Seasonal storage
      • 8. Concluding remarks
  • Part E: Chemical
    • Chapter 16: Hydrogen From Water Electrolysis
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Hydrogen as an energy vector and basic principles of water electrolysis
      • 3. Hydrogen production via water electrolysis
      • 4. Strategies for storing energy in hydrogen
      • 5. Technology demonstrations utilizing hydrogen as an energy storage medium
      • 6. Emerging technologies and outlook
    • Chapter 17: Thermochemical Energy Storage
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Physical fundamentals of thermochemical energy storage
      • 3. Storage materials
      • 4. Thermochemical storage concepts
      • 5. Selected examples
    • Chapter 18: Power-to-Gas
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Dynamic electrolyzer as a core part of power- to-gas plants
      • 3. Methanation processes within power-to-gas
      • 4. Multifunctional applications of the power- to-gas system
      • 5. Underground gas storage in the context of power-to-gas
      • Acknowledgment
    • Chapter 19: Traditional Bulk Energy Storage—Coal and Underground Natural Gas and Oil Storage
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Coal
      • 3. Oil
      • 4. Natural gas storage
      • 5. Conclusions
    • Chapter 20: Larger Scale Hydrogen Storage
      • Abstract
      • 1. Hydrogen economy—from the original idea to today’s concept
      • 2. Why use hydrogen storage to compensate for fluctuating renewables?
      • 3. Hydrogen in the chemical industry
      • 4. Options for large-scale underground gas storage
      • 5. Underground hydrogen storage in detail
  • Part F: Integration
    • Chapter 21: Energy Storage Integration
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Energy policy and markets
      • 3. Energy storage planning
      • 4. Energy storage operation
      • 5. Demonstration projects
      • 6. Integrated modeling approach
    • Chapter 22: Off-Grid Energy Storage
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction: the challenges of energy storage
      • 2. Why is off-grid energy important?
      • 3. Battery technologies and applications
      • 4. Dealing with renewable variability
      • 5. The emergence of minigrids and microgrids
      • 6. Energy storage in island contexts
      • 7. Bring clean energy to the poor
      • 8. The way forward: cost–structure evolution
      • 9. International examples
      • 10. Conclusions
  • Part G: International Issues and the Politics of Introducing Renewable Energy Schemes
    • Chapter 23: Energy Storage Worldwide
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction: the energy storage challenge
      • 2. Barriers to development and deployment
      • 3. Case studies
      • 4. Lessons for the development of storage
      • 5. Conclusions
    • Chapter 24: Storing Energy in China—An Overview
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Imperativeness and applications
      • 3. Technical and development status
      • 4. Summary and prospects
      • 5. Conclusions and remarks
      • Acknowledgment
    • Chapter 25: The Politics of Investing in Sustainable Energy Systems
      • Abstract
      • 1. Introduction
      • 2. Sustainable energy systems policy and politics
      • 3. Implications for investment in sustainable energy systems
      • 4. Technology selection
      • 5. Transition
      • 6. Global implications
      • 7. The circular economy
      • 8. Conclusions
  • Subject Index

Details

No. of pages:
590
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2016
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780128034491
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128034408

About the Author

Trevor Letcher

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 South African Chemical Institute’s Gold medal in 1999 and in 2000 he was awarded the South African Gold medal by the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He has published over 250 papers in peer review journals and has edited, co-edited and written eleven books in his research and related fields. His latest books include Unraveling Environmental Disasters (2012), Materials for a Sustainable Future (2012), Waste (2011), Heat Capacities (2010), Climate Change (2009) and Future Energy (2008).

His leisure activities involve regular hikes with the Mendip Ramblers, woodwork (long case clocks) and wood turning, gardening at home and on his allotment, theatre, reading and playing golf.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa