publication . Thesis . 2017

Automated control of a solar microgrid-powered air compressor for use in a small-scale compressed air energy storage system

Williams, Joshua N.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2017
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
As part of the Office of Naval Research's study of advanced energy technologies, this research examined the development and implementation of a control system for the compression phase of a small-scale compressed air energy storage system, using a solar-powered microgrid to store energy as compressed air for later use. The compression system is composed of numerous commercial-off-the-shelf components wherever possible. All electronic components must also be able to communicate with the control system for proper operation. An industrial control system was selected for robustness, with an attached human-machine interface for system indications. The compression sys...
free text keywords: compressed air, solar, energy storage, automation, industrial control
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