Single and polystorage technologies for renewable-based hybrid energy systems

Zainul Abdin, Kaveh Rajab Khalilpour

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The uptake of renewable energy technologies is accelerating. This has led to the emergence of generation intermittency and fluctuation along with the already existing load variability. Consequently, there are critical concerns about the stability and reliability of future energy networks. Energy storage systems provide a wide array of technological approaches to manage power supplies in order to create a more resilient energy infrastructure and bring cost savings to utilities and consumers. This chapter provides an in-depth analysis of different electrical energy storage technologies currently deployed around the world. It also discusses the need for polystorage systems to hybridize the advantages of multiple storage technology while avoiding the shortcomings when used alone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolygeneration with Polystorage
Subtitle of host publicationFor Chemical and Energy Hubs
EditorsKaveh Rajab Khalilpour
Place of PublicationLondon UK
Number of pages55
ISBN (Electronic)9780128133064
ISBN (Print)9780128133071
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Chemical storage
  • Compressed air energy storage
  • DSM
  • EES
  • Electrical storage
  • Electrochemical storage
  • Flywheel
  • Hybrid energy storage
  • Pumped hydroelectric storage
  • Thermal storage

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