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Technical analysis of the charge/discharge rate and the capacity of batteries in meeting the residential peak demand within a community solar

Hayat, M.A., Shahnia, F.ORCID: 0000-0002-8434-0525 and Shafiullah, GM.ORCID: 0000-0002-2211-184X (2019) Technical analysis of the charge/discharge rate and the capacity of batteries in meeting the residential peak demand within a community solar. In: IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT Asia) 2019, 21 - 24 May 2019, Chengdu, China

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGT-Asia.2019.8881683
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Abstract

There is a growing trend among the decision-makers in suggesting the installation of energy storages such as batteries in residential premises. However, the cost of batteries is comparatively high. Moreover, batteries installed by the individual households may not be optimally utilized during a significant portion of the year as there may not be enough generation from rooftop photovoltaic (RPV) systems during winter to charge the battery to its full capacity. Community solar on the other hand, if optimally designed can give the opportunity to use a battery to its maximum capacity. One of the key parameters in battery design are its charge and discharge rate and the overall capacity. This paper presents a technical analysis of battery energy storages in achieving the desired objectives of self-consumption, self-sufficiency and peak shaving. It also discusses the degree of usage of battery during peak demand periods.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: Engineering and Energy
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/53218
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