Grid connected solar panel with battery energy storage system

Manoj Kumar Kar, Sanjeet Kanungo, Subhasis Dash, R. N. Ramakant Parida


A grid-connected battery energy storage system (BESS) is a crucial component in modern electrical grids that enables efficient management of electricity supply and demand. BESS consists of a set of batteries connected to the power grid, allowing for the storage and release of electricity when needed. This paper addresses the challenges associated with intermittent renewable energy sources and enhancing grid stability and reliability. The primary objective of this work is to store surplus electricity during low demand and supply it to the grid during peak demand periods or when renewable energy generation is low. By storing surplus energy, BESS helps balance supply and demand fluctuations, reducing the need for expensive fossil fuel-based power plants and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, BESS provides frequency regulation, voltage support, and grid stabilization. Furthermore, BESS reduces the intermittency of renewable energy sources like solar and wind, allowing for its integration into the grid. It allows the captured energy to be stored and utilized when the renewable sources are not actively generating electricity. Grid-connected BESS are a vital component in the transition towards a more sustainable and resilient energy future. They facilitate the effective utilization of renewable energy, enhance grid flexibility, and contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions, ultimately promoting a cleaner and more reliable electricity supply. The simulation of grid connected solar system with BESS is carried out using MATLAB/Simulink environment.


BESS; converter; SoC; solar panel; supercapacitor

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International Journal of Applied Power Engineering (IJAPE)
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