Vanadium Battery Technology – Integration In Future Renewable Energy Systems
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C. K. Ekman, H. Bindner, T. Cronin & O. Gehrke
Energy systems with high penetrations of intermittent renewable energy sources face great challenges when it comes to demand-supply balancing and power reserves. The vanadium battery technology may offer solutions to this by providing both energy storage and power system services. This paper presents the recent research activities on vanadium battery technology integration carried out at Risø National Laboratory. A vanadium battery has been installed in a research energy system SYSLAB. It has been characterized and its capabilities for the balancing of wind power have been demonstrated. A small simulation case study (based on the performance measurements of the real system) is presented and the results with respect to diesel fuel savings discussed. Keywords: vanadium battery, energy storage, load management, wind power integration.
vanadium battery, energy storage, load management, wind power integration