Storing Energy

Storing Energy

with Special Reference to Renewable Energy Sources

2nd Edition - January 28, 2022
  • Editor: Trevor Letcher
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128245101

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Storing Energy: With Special Reference to Renewable Energy Sources, Second Edition has been fully revised and substantially extended to provide up-to-date and essential discussion that will support the needs of the world’s future energy and climate change policies. New sections cover thermal energy storage, tidal storage, sustainability issues in relation to storing energy and impacts on global energy markets. Various systems are discussed, including mechanical/kinetic, thermal, electrochemical and other chemical, as well as other emerging technologies. Incorporating advancements described in the book will help the people of the world further overcome the problems related to future energy and climate change.

Key Features

  • Covers all types of energy storage systems, allowing and encouraging comparisons to be made
  • Written by world experts in the field to provide the latest developments in this fast moving and vital technology
  • Covers the technical, environmental, social and political aspects related to the storing of energy, and in particular, renewable energy


Universities - sciences, electrical and mechanical and chemical engineering, environmental, departments and faculties, researchers looking into future energy and storing (private and government), financial investors. Captains of industry and all levels of government decision makers and newspapers editors and reporters

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) in Underground Formations
    6. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) with Underground Storage
    7 Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) with Undersea Bags
    8. Pumped Hydro Combined with Compressed Air
    9. Liquid Air Energy Storage: (LAES)
    10. Flywheels
    11. Rechargeable Batteries
    12. The Vanadium  Redox  Flow Batteries Thermal
    13. Phase Changes
    14. Solar Ponds
    15. Sensible Thermal Energy Storage: Diurnal and Seasonal Chemical
    16. Hydrogen from Water Electrolysis
    17. Chemical Reactions
    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 World-Wide
    24. Energy Storage in China
    25. Politics of Investing in Renewable Energy Systems
    26. Pumped Thermal Energy
    27. Betavoltaic Devices for Small
    28. Batteries (Diamond Plus C14 Graphite)
    29. Superconducting Magnets
    30. Supercapitors
    31. Harvesting Energy from Car Tyres (Friction)
    32. Concentrated Solar Energy and Co2 + H2o Catalysed to Liquid Fuel
    33. Tidal Storage
    34. Molten Salts
    35. New Types of Batteries
    36. Sustainability Issues in Storing Energy
    37. Energy Markets for Storing Energy around the World

Product details

  • No. of pages: 872
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: January 28, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128245101

About the Editor

Trevor Letcher

Trevor Letcher
Professor Letcher was Professor of Chemistry, and Head of Department in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and Natal) (1969 -2004). He has has published over 300 papers on chemical thermodynamic topics in peer reviewed journals; and 100 papers in popular science and education journals. He has edited and written 28 books ranging from Future Energy Climate Change, Storing Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Managing Global Warming and Unraveling Environmental Disasters. He has been awarded gold medals by the South African Institute of Chemistry and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and living in the United Kingdom.

Affiliations and Expertise

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