Advanced coupling of energy storage and photovoltaics

Ashim Gurung, Ke Chen, Qiquan Qiao

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As the demand of energy has skyrocketed, there is an urgent need for development of energy self-sufficient power systems. Devices for energy generation such as solar/photovoltaic and energy storage such as supercapacitors and batteries are key technologies suitable for meeting the growing energy demand. This chapter introduces the integration of photovoltaic and electrochemical storage processes into one device to build miniaturized and energy self-sufficient power pack. The notable advances in this integration concept based on silicon, dye-sensitized, and perovskite such as photovoltaic technologies with supercapacitors and batteries such as energy storage technologies are presented and discussed along with the challenges and future directions of the technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanostructured Materials for Next-Generation Energy Storage and Conversion
Subtitle of host publicationPhotovoltaic and Solar Energy
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9783662595947
ISBN (Print)9783662595923
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Battery energy storage systems
  • Integrated Storage
  • Optimization
  • Photovoltaics
  • Power-to-heat coupling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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