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AbstractAs people worldwide race to eliminate polluting sources of electricity production, renewable energy generation has become more widely used. Wind and solar energy production are the most popular sources of renewable energy. However, energy storage systems are a vital part of the puzzle for the renewable energy transition to ensure stable power both at home and grid scales. Large utility companies like Tucson Electric Power Company understand that to become carbon neutral, energy storage systems must be added to our current power grids. TEP is experimenting with this by incorporating two 10MW lithium-type battery storage systems into the power grid and a 2MW solar power generation facility. As technology improves and prices fall, more can be done at home and work to reduce energy demand. By including energy storage and solar energy production in our homes, we can contribute excess energy to the grid while lowering the amount produced by utility companies. When cities work with their utility companies on renewable energy and energy storage projects, we can move toward our goals of becoming carbon neutral.
DescriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project