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Energy storage systems in autonomous zero energy buildings

Lygerakis Filippos

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Year 2020
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Filippos Lygerakis, "Energy storage systems in autonomous zero energy buildings", Diploma Work, School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2020
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Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) are widely known nowadays and are being used in a large scale worldwide in order to conserve both energy and resources. Although, many regions in local and many countries in national level are struggling from the lack of electrical grid, creating the need of adding extra features on ZEBs in order to give them the characteristic of autonomy. When a ZEB is autonomous, it produces and stores the energy it demands to cover its needs, without relying on the grid. So, in this study the energy storage systems that are being examined are lead-acid batteries, lithium batteries, vanadium flow batteries, compressed air system, gravitricity system, hydro pumped system and hydrogen fuel cell system, in a residential ZEB with three days autonomy, in order to produce conclusions about the appropriateness or not of the energy storage systems that are up for consideration.

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