Compressed-air energy storage systems for stand-alone off-grid photovoltaic modules

Dominique Villela, Vijayanathan Veerasamy Kasinathan, Scott De Valle, Mark Alvarez, George Frantziskonis, Pierre Deymier, Krishna Muralidharan

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Abstract

In this work, a low-cost, low-volume, low-maintenance, small-scale compressed-air energy storage system (SS-CAES) is proposed, which can be used in conjunction with off-grid stand-alone photo-voltaic panels, for powering appliances and residential units in order to minimize the dependency on centralized power system grids. As a first step towards achieving this objective, we have designed and examined the compression efficiency of a single-stage, isothermal compression system that utilizes a fluid piston. Preliminary results clearly establish that the prototype holds enormous promise as energy storage systems that are compatible with renewable energy sources such as solar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram - 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010
Pages962-967
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 20 2010
Event35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period6/20/106/25/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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