Sizing nickel iron batteries for RAPS systems

Helwig, A. and Ahfock, A. (2011) Sizing nickel iron batteries for RAPS systems. In: 2011 IET Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2011) , 6-8 Sep 2011, Edinburgh, UK.

Abstract

Nickel-iron batteries have long life expectancy and are tolerant of abuse or poor charge regimes. However their larger internal impedance often results in premature voltage cut-out with remote area power supplies (RAPS) inverters. A new method for sizing nickel iron batteries is proposed, which incorporates a technique that helps address this problem at the design stage. An economic analysis is presented which reveals that nickel-iron batteries can represent a cost effective solution in some RAPS applications.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: Andreas Helwig
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 11:47
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2014 02:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: nickel-iron batteries; battery sizing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
03 Chemical Sciences > 0306 Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural) > 030604 Electrochemistry
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1049/cp.2011.0148
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19843

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