Efficient energy storage technologies for photovoltaic systems

Hoda Akbari, Maria Browne, Anita Ortega, M Huang, Neil Hewitt, Norton Brian, Sarah J McCormack

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

108 Citations (Scopus)
284 Downloads (Pure)


For photovoltaic (PV) systems to become fully integrated into networks, efficient and cost-effective energy storage systems must be utilized together with intelligent demand side management. As the global solar photovoltaic market grows beyond 76 GW, increasing onsite consumption of power generated by PV technology will become important to maintain electricity grid stability. This review paper provides the first detailed breakdown of all types of energy storage systems that can be integrated with PV encompassing electrical and thermal energy storage systems. The integration of PV-energy storage in smart buildings is discussed together with the role of energy storage for PV in the context of future energy storage developments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-168
Number of pages25
JournalSolar Energy
Early online date16 May 2018
Publication statusPublished online - 16 May 2018


  • Photovoltaic
  • Phase Change Material (PCM)
  • Thermal energy storage (TES)
  • Concentration
  • Building integration


Dive into the research topics of 'Efficient energy storage technologies for photovoltaic systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this