Environmental Management for Sustainable Development

Assignment Task

Energy Storage Systems

The oil and gas industries are already invested heavily in the renewable energy field, in general, and energy storage systems, in particular. Parallel to the above, development in Solar-PV and Wind- Turbine are progressing continuously in the form of higher efficiency, lower cost and wider commercial availability. However, the above two systems depend on energy storage systems (e.g. batteries) in order to provide continuous power supply.

As a consultant, you have been invited to examine energy storage systems, in general, and the connection to Solar-PV and Wind-Turbine, in particular, in order to report the following:

1. Storage systems – positive and negative aspects.
2. The commercial availability of energy storage systems which can be used to support some of the renewable energy applications, other than batteries.
3. The impacts on the environment during the usage of these energy systems, and the waste produced from some of these systems, if any, at the end of their life cycle.
4. Your cost-effective recommendations for an efficient energy storage for solar-PV and Wind-
Turbines systems