Title

Performance Characterization for Photovoltaic-Vanadium Redox Battery Microgrid Systems

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Second Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Efficiency characterization; energy storage; microgrid; renewable energy; vanadium redox battery (VRB); Micro-grid systems; Performance characterization

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

19493029

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2014 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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