Batteries for Energy Storage

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This chapter discusses the use of batteries for storage of electrical energy. It covers the general principals of how batteries work, with then more specific details on the common types of rechargeable batteries available: Lead acid, NiCd, NiMH, NaS and Li ion. Some of the practical aspects of connecting the cells together into energy storage systems are discussed, as well as the management systems need to operate the battery systems safely and efficiently. The chapter finishes with a brief section on a selection of applications, with a focus on electric vehicles(EVs).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Storage
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Scientific Series in Current Energy Issues Volume 4
EditorsGerard Crawley
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherWorld Scientific
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-3208-97-1
ISBN (Print)978-981-3208-95-7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

Publication series

NameWorld Scientific Series in Current Energy Issues
PublisherWorld Scientific


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