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Techno-Economic Modeling and Analysis of Redox Flow Battery Systems

Fraunhofer-Institute for Chemical Technology, Applied Electrochemistry, Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 7, Pfinztal 76327, Germany
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Academic Editor: Xiaoliang Wei
Energies 2016, 9(8), 627;
Received: 7 July 2016 / Revised: 2 August 2016 / Accepted: 3 August 2016 / Published: 10 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Redox Flow Batteries)
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A techno-economic model was developed to investigate the influence of components on the system costs of redox flow batteries. Sensitivity analyses were carried out based on an example of a 10 kW/120 kWh vanadium redox flow battery system, and the costs of the individual components were analyzed. Particular consideration was given to the influence of the material costs and resistances of bipolar plates and energy storage media as well as voltages and electric currents. Based on the developed model, it was possible to formulate statements about the targeted optimization of a developed non-commercial vanadium redox flow battery system and general aspects for future developments of redox flow batteries. View Full-Text
Keywords: redox flow battery; techno-economic analysis; materials; cost redox flow battery; techno-economic analysis; materials; cost

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Noack, J.; Wietschel, L.; Roznyatovskaya, N.; Pinkwart, K.; Tübke, J. Techno-Economic Modeling and Analysis of Redox Flow Battery Systems. Energies 2016, 9, 627.

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