Power Storage

Energy Storage

KWS can only be stored in some alternate form, typically as heat, or as a potential (charge) difference. All such systems are not a real-time requirement and can be switched on or off with no interruption. Storage devices include, Water Heating, Heat with a dense material core (ie. Storagte Heaters), and EV vehicles.

Heat Pumps by their vary nature use Peak Rate KWS, consequently are the main load for any heating, costing twice the cost of running a storage heater.

Micro Grids

Micro-grid installations might soon become a fixture in neighbourhoods or new housing developments, especially as the prices for storage are forecasted to drop in costs. Talks about increasing costs for existing infrastructure of the traditional grid (as less traditional power is used by the consumer) helps to build the business case for solar PV plus energy storage nanogrids. These focus on distributed solar PV installations in behind-the-meter building-level applications for residential and commercial customers. Extracting the greatest value from solar PV in the absence of subsidy will require linking this variable distributed generation (DG) to a battery. As such, pairing solar PV with energy storage in a distributed fashion will soon emerge as the most economical way to successfully incorporate distributed energy resources into today’s market landscape.