Performance Characterization for Photovoltaic-Vanadium Redox Battery Microgrid Systems

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IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, ISSN: 1949-3029, Vol: 5, Issue: 4, Page: 1379-1388

Publication Year:
2014
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Repository URL:
http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/geosci_geo_peteng_facwork/777; https://works.bepress.com/mariesa-crow/152
DOI:
10.1109/tste.2014.2305132
Author(s):
Tu A. Nguyen; Xin Qiu; Joe David Guggenberger II; Mariesa L. Crow; Andrew Curtis Elmore
Publisher(s):
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Tags:
Energy; Efficiency characterization; energy storage; microgrid; renewable energy; vanadium redox battery (VRB); Micro-grid systems; Performance characterization; Efficiency characterization; energy storage; microgrid; renewable energy; vanadium redox battery (VRB); Micro-grid systems; Performance characterization; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Geology
article description
The integration of photovoltatics (PV) and vanadium redox batteries (VRB) in microgrid systems has proven to be a valuable, environmentally friendly solution for reducing the dependency on conventional fossil fuel and decreasing emissions. The integrated microgrid system must be characterized to develop appropriate charging strategies specifically for VRBs, sizing microgrid systems to meet a given load, or comparing the VRB to other energy storage technologies in different applications. This paper provides a performance characterization analysis in a PV-VRB microgrid system for military installations under different conditions of load and weather. This microgrid system is currently deployed at the Fort Leonard Wood army base in Missouri, USA.