Adapting the Electrical Grid for Green Energy
In the past two decades, the renewable energy industry has matured substantially, providing more than 20% of the United States’ overall electricity generation, with plans to triple that amount over the next decade. Wind and solar are the primary sources of renewable energy, and because these are intermittent in nature, storing this significant energy becomes a critical aspect of modernizing the electricity grid.
Battery storage is also growing at record rates, so to meet the demand for this energy storage, companies must commercialize the next-generation energy storage technologies. Multiple physics are currently used to store electrical energy (e.g., fluid, thermal, electrical, magnetic, chemical), which makes multiphysics simulation software especially suited for modeling the different aspects of the physical storage system.
A live demonstration of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software will show you how:
Multiphysics simulation captures the physical behavior of energy storage more accurately than single-physics simulationsEngineers can reduce the need for physical prototyping and testingEngineers can improve their understanding of their technologiesCompanies can reduce the time and cost required to develop new energy storage technologies