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Lecture Notes in Energy
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Energy Storage and Civilization

A Systems Approach

Authors: Palmer, Graham, Floyd, Joshua

  • Describes the biophysical limitations of energy storage from first principles and market perspectives
  • Explains the role of storage in modern energy systems in the context of fossil fuels
  • Critiques and explores the role of storage in scenario analyses
  • Aids in the design of realistic transition models that incorporate biophysical constraints
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About this book

Fossil fuels comprise the accumulation of prehistoric biomass that was energised by sunlight, and formed by earth system dynamics. Fossil fuels can be conceptualized as stored energy stocks that can be readily converted to power flows, on demand. A transition from a reliance on stored energy stocks, to renewable energy flows, will require a replication of energy storage by technological devices and energy conversion methods. Most analyses of energy storage focus solely on the economic-technical properties of storage within incumbent energy systems. This book broadens the scope of the study of storage by placing it within a broader, historical, biophysical framework. The role and value of storage is examined from first principles, and framed within the contemporary context of electrical grids and markets. The energy-economic cost of electrical storage may be critical to the efficacy of high penetration renewable scenarios, and understanding the costs and benefits of storage is needed for a proper assessment of storage in energy transition studies. This book provides a starting point for engineers, scientists and energy analysts for exploring the role of storage in energy transition studies, and for gaining an appreciation of the biophysical constraints of storage.

About the authors

Graham Palmer is a researcher who divides his time between industry and academia. He has an industry background as an engineer and researcher in manufacturing, HVAC and electronics. He has published in the area of biophysical economics, renewable energy, life-cycle analysis, and energy-economic modelling. Graham obtained his PhD in the area of energy-return-on-investment (EROI) of electricity supply. His current research interests include the future roles of energy storage systems.

Joshua Floyd is a researcher and educator in the area of energy and societal futures. His work draws on training and experience in futures studies and strategic foresight, and systems thinking and practice. His early engineering career focused on technology development and commercialization in the extractive metallurgy industry. His qualifications include a Master of Science (Strategic Foresight) and Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical). He is Energy, Systems and Society Fellow at The Rescope Project.

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eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 8, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33093-4
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 8, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33092-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Storage and Civilization
Book Subtitle
A Systems Approach
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Energy
Series Volume
40
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33093-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33093-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33092-7
Series ISSN
2195-1284
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
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