Zinc-bromine flow batteries in residential electricity supply: two case studies

Nakatsuji-Mather, M. and Saha, T. K. (2012). Zinc-bromine flow batteries in residential electricity supply: two case studies. In: 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, United States, (1-8). 22-26 July 2012. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6344777

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Author Nakatsuji-Mather, M.
Saha, T. K.
Title of paper Zinc-bromine flow batteries in residential electricity supply: two case studies
Conference name 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Conference location San Diego, United States
Conference dates 22-26 July 2012
Proceedings title 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Journal name IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ, United States
Publisher IEEE
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/PESGM.2012.6344777
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9781467327275
9781467327282
ISSN 1944-9925
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Electricity utilities are increasingly faced with the problems associated with rising electricity demand and the intermittency of renewable energy sources. Energy storage can provide an effective solution to these problems. This study investigates the use of zinc-bromine (ZB) batteries in Australian residential electricity supply. A grid-connected suburban house in Sydney showed that it is possible to dramatically reduce grid power import, especially during peak times, and reduce overall grid import to less than two per cent of the time. Furthermore, an-off grid application in rural Victoria showed the significant reductions in diesel generator run time that can be achieved. The financial case for implementing such projects on a wide scale was also investigated. It was concluded that ZB batteries are very effective when used in residential electricity supply and in conjunction with embedded generation, but that an appropriate battery management system must be used in order to attain successful results.
Keyword Batteries
Distributed power generation
Energy storage
Power demand
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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