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New hybrid approaches aim to boost the economics of energy storage

Ben Welter - Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Greentech Media reports that interest is growing in hybrid approaches to energy storage. European companies such as Bosch and Younicos are working on projects that combine different battery technologies in a single system. Others are combining entirely different technologies, including phase change material. One example: 

"Fraunhofer ISE says it has successfully tested a hybrid system that combines thousands of batteries and heat storage systems into a virtual storage system. The agent-based operation system has been developed and tested within the institute’s SmartEnergyLab facility.

"There, agent-based controllers manage a co-generation plant that also includes water storage, a heat pump with phase-change storage, and a lithium-ion battery system."

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/how-hybridization-can-boost-the-economics-of-energy-storage

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