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Advances in Batteries for Medium and Large-Scale Energy Storage by T Lim, M Skyllas-Kazacos, C Menictas

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Chapter 16

Batteries for remote area power (RAP) supply systems

N.P.H. Duraman1; K.L. Lim2; S.L.I. Chan3    1 Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei2 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia3 University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Abstract

One of the possible solutions to provide electricity to a remote area community is to build a self-sustaining power generation system by harvesting the renewable energy. However, the intermittent nature of renewable energy has become a key issue to be solved in order to guarantee an uninterrupted power supply at all times. Hence, this chapter discusses briefly the different types of energy storage systems and highlights batteries as one of the most promising and flexible options to be ...

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