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Appl. Sci. 2012, 2(4), 726-737; doi:10.3390/app2040726

Feasibility Study of Energy Storage Systems in Wind/Diesel Applications Using the HOMER Model

School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, 2052, Australia
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Received: 27 August 2012 / Revised: 24 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 18 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Renewable Energy)
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With an increased focus on solutions to the ensuing “climate crisis”, the need for energy storage systems is becoming increasingly important as a means to increase the penetration of renewable technologies such as wind energy. The Vanadium Redox Battery is one such energy storage system showing considerable potential owing to its flexibility in power output and capacity, high efficiency and long operating life. This study models the use of the Vanadium Redox Battery as an integration technology in realistic large-scale remote wind/diesel power systems using the HOMER Micropower Optimization Model computer program developed by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Results from this modelling demonstrate the significant financial and environmental benefits to be gained in installing energy storage in a wind farm. The storage system considered here was a Vanadium Redox Battery. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy storage; vanadium battery; wind energy storage; simulation energy storage; vanadium battery; wind energy storage; simulation

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Stiel, A.; Skyllas-Kazacos, M. Feasibility Study of Energy Storage Systems in Wind/Diesel Applications Using the HOMER Model. Appl. Sci. 2012, 2, 726-737.

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