Energy storage is important for the successful integration of distributed energy, as it allows utilities to retrieve and store additional power when needed. NREL's distributed energy storage capabilities focus on hydrogen and battery systems and renewable- and fossil fuel-based coupling.
Research on hydrogen and battery systems includes:
- Monitoring, control, and data analysis
- Experimental performance testing
- Well-to-wheels analysis
- Economic and life-cycle evaluation.
Research on renewable- and fossil fuel-based coupling includes:
- Improving efficiency and cost of integrated systems
- Performance testing
- System design.
Learn about NREL's Wind2Battery energy storage project.