Energy Storage Devices for Renewable Energy-Based Systems: Rechargeable Batteries and Supercapacitors, Second Edition is a fully revised edition of this comprehensive overview of the concepts, principles and practical knowledge on energy storage devices. The book gives readers the opportunity to expand their knowledge of innovative supercapacitor applications, comparing them to other commonly used energy storage devices. With new application case studies and definitions, this resource will strengthen your understanding of energy storage from a practical, applications-based point-of-view without requiring detailed examination of underlying electrochemical equations. Users will learn about various design approaches and real-time applications of ESDs.
Electronic engineering experts and system designers will find this book useful to deepen their understanding on the application of electronic storage devices, circuit topologies, and industrial device data sheets to develop new applications. The book is also intended to be used as a textbook for masters and doctoral students who want to enhance their knowledge and understanding the concepts of renewable energy sources and state-of-the-art ESDs.
- Provides explanations of the latest energy storage devices in a practical applications-based context
- Includes examples of circuit designs that optimize the use of supercapacitors
- Highlights the unique benefits of these devices
1. Energy storage devices
a general overview 2. Rechargeable battery technologies: an electronic engineer's view point 3. Dynamics, models, and management of rechargeable batteries 4. Capacitors as energy storage devices
simple basics to current commercial families 5. Electrical double-layer capacitors: Fundamentals, characteristics, and equivalent circuits 6. Supercapacitor as a lossless dropper in DC-DC converters 7. Supercapacitors for surge absorption 8. Supercapacitors in a rapid heat transfer application
Appendix A. Capacitors and AC line filtering
Nihal Kularatna is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He won the New Zealand Innovator of the Year Award (2013). His electronic engineering career spans 45 years and he is currently active in research in supercapacitor applications, power converter topologies, and power conditioning. He has contributed to over 160 papers and authored nine books. Multiple patents were granted for his supercapacitor assisted (SCA) circuit topologies. Before migrating to New Zealand in 2002, he was the CEO of the Arthur C Clarke Institute in Sri Lanka.
Kosala Gunawardane is currently a senior lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Her research interests are analog circuit design, power electronic converters, supercapacitor-based, non-traditional applications and renewable energy and DC-microgrids. Gunawardane received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2005. She completed her PhD degree at the University of Waikato, New Zealand in 2014 in Electronics Engineering.