This guide provides an illustrated overview of the options available for energy storage in buildings, including thermal and electrical energy storage. It discusses the attributes of these systems. It is aimed at designers, facilities managers and occupiers.
Case studies are included in order to illustrate how different energy storage technologies have been applied in the past so that readers can appreciate some of the practicalities that are involved in these projects and gain an understanding of how mature the different systems are. In particular, battery storage systems have received a great deal of media coverage in recent years and a recent example of this is included. The guide is structured with two main sections, dealing with thermal and electrical energy respectively. Subsections address the main types of technology or the applications to which they are put.