Energy Storage Technology

Type of energy storage technology

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Constrained List
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Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measure
Battery Batteries are energy storage systems consisting of one or more cells, in which chemical energy is converted into electricity and used as a source of power. None
Capacitor Device used to store an electric charge, consisting of one or more pairs of conductors separated by an insulator. None
Flywheel Flywheel energy storage is a form of kinetic energy comprised of a rotating mechanical device that is used to store rotational energy. None
None None None
Not applicable Not applicable None
Other Other None
Pumped-storage hydroelectricity Pumped hydroelectric energy storage is a type of potential energy storage where water is pumped from a reservoir up to another reservoir at a higher elevation. When electricity is needed, water is released from the upper reservoir through a hydroelectric turbine into the lower reservoir to generate electricity. None
Thermal energy storage Storage of a chilled or heated elements to be be utilized at a later time. None
Unknown Unknown None
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