AuthorsMajd, Alireza Eslami
Tchuenbou-Magaia, Fideline Laure
Meless, Agnero M.
Adebayo, David Shina
Ekere, Nduka Nnamdi
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AbstractAchieving the global electricity demand and meeting the United Nations sustainable development target on reliable and sustainable energy supply by 2050 are crucial. Portable energy storage (PES) units, powered by solid-state battery cells, can offer a sustainable and cost-effective solution for regions with limited power-grid access. However, operating in high-dust and high-temperature environments presents challenges that require effective thermal management solutions. This paper is a comprehensive review of thermal management systems for PES units, with a specific focus on addressing the challenge of overheating in airtight designs. The review of various active and passive cooling systems is conducted through extensive study of the relevant literature, which is significant in providing insights into the operation, performance parameters, and design options for different cooling system technologies. The findings from this review show heat pipe (HP) technologies as key cooling-system solutions for airtight PES units. Specifically, loop and oscillating HPs, as well as the vapour chamber, offer desirable features such as compactness, low cost, and high thermal conductivity that make them superior to other alternatives for the cooling systems in PES. The insights and knowledge generated via this review will help facilitate the design and development of innovative, efficient, and reliable PES units, thereby contributing to the advancement of off-grid renewable energy applications and enabling sustainable power solutions worldwide. Furthermore, an appropriate design of PES units can help in reducing capital and maintenance costs.
CitationMajd A.E., Tchuenbou-Magaia, F., Meless, A.M., Adebayo, D.S., Ekere, N.N. (2023) A Review on Cooling Systems for Portable Energy Storage Units. Energies. 2023; 16(18):6525. https://doi.org/10.3390/en16186525
Description© 2023 The Authors. This is an open access article available under a Creative Commons licence. The published version can be accessed at the following link on the publisher’s website: https://doi.org/10.3390/en16186525
SponsorsThis research was funded by Innovate UK, grant No.83383, EU Horizon 2020 MSCA RISE Project ReACTIVE Too, grant agreement No. 871163, and the EU Erasmus+ Programme, Solar Energy Technology Training (SETechTra) Module for STEM Undergraduates, grant agreement No. 2020-1-UK01-KA203-079236.
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