Chapter 3

Advanced Energy Technologies

3.1 Storage Systems 3-1

Flywheel Storage • Compressed Air Energy Storage • Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage • Battery Storage

3.2 Fuel Cells 3-4

Basic Principles • Types of Fuel Cells • Fuel Cell Operation

3.3 Summary 3-8

Saifur Rahman

Virginia Tech

3.1 Storage Systems

Energy storage technologies are of great interest to electric utilities, energy service companies, and automobile manufacturers (for electric vehicle application). The ability to store large amounts of energy would allow electric utilities to have greater flexibility in their operations because with this option the supply and demand do not have to be matched instantaneously. This is especially true when there are intermittent generating ...

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