What is Energy Storage?
Energy storage is the capture of energy produced at one time for use at a later time. A device that stores energy is generally called an accumulator or battery. Energy comes in multiple forms including radiation, chemical, gravitational potential, electrical potential, electricity, elevated temperature, latent heat and kinetic. Energy storage involves converting energy from forms that are difficult to store to more conveniently or economically storage forms. Some technologies provide short-term energy storage, while others can endure for much longer. Bulk energy storage is currently dominated by hydroelectric dams, both conventional as well as pumped. Energy Storage is ideal to use with PV and other renewable energy sources.
The Future and Energy Storage
The need for using energy storage is becoming more and more important every day. As energy prices increase and grid’s become more unstable, companies and households will have to start planing to not only generate their own electricity but also will need to store the energy for later use.
Orbic Solar provides many energy storage solutions for your project, some of our technologies include:
- Electrochemical (Battery Energy Storage System, BESS) Flow battery
- Rechargeable batteries ( Gel, Lithium, LiFeYPO4 and many other technologies)
- Ultra-Battery and Super Capacitors
- Compressed air energy storage (CAES)
- Fire-less locomotive
- Flywheel energy storage
- Gravitational potential energy
- Hydraulic accumulator
- Pumped-storage hydroelectricity (pumped hydroelectric storage, PHS, or pumped storage hydropower, PSH)
How to choose the correct Energy Storage?
Choosing the correct energy storage partner is key, as the incorrect solution will not only cost you more in the long run, but it wont provide the reliability for your system. Orbic Solar have tested various technologies to establish what works best for different applications, temperatures and different geological locations.
Then you have to consider the type of loads that will be connected to the Energy Storage device. This could be loads such as motors, air-conditioners and pumps. Certain loads will require very high startup currents, that can damage the storage system or shorten the life of the system.Making incorrect decisions for your energy storage on any project, small or large will cost you unnecessary profits. These are just some of the environmental and operational conditions to consider when planning for a energy storage system.
Orbic Solar are your best go to partner, for making easy informed financial and planning decisions, for all your energy storage needs. We will not only specify the correct items for your project , but we will provide you with the financial planing data needed for your investors. We also have skilled installers, that can handle the installation and commissioning of your energy storage. In the end you want a system that will provide the best ROI and be reliable as well, with the least downtime and operating expensive for your investment.
Contact us anytime for any help with all your energy requirements. We are always looking to help.
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