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dc.contributor.advisor Lee, Yam en
dc.contributor.author Yoon, Ben en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-11T19:43:20Z en
dc.date.available 2016-10-11T19:43:20Z en
dc.date.issued 2016-10-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/179318 en
dc.description.abstract Distributed energy sources, such as solar and wind generated electricity, provide intermittent, yet “free” and renewable energy. Distributed (or decentralized) energy has the potential to empower consumers and is likely to spearhead the next energy revolution, but only if the use of renewable energy can become more reliable, regardless of weather conditions. Recognizing the importance of renewable energy, including energy storage, the state of California recently set mandates on the expansion of energy storage to 1.3 gigawatts by 2020. One common form of energy storage, car batteries,are manufactured in the tens of millions each month, and as much as 98% are recycled for lead and plastic. These lead-acid batteries (LAB) have been overlooked as potential storage devices for home energy because they are specifically designed as automobile starter batteries. However, with so many units in circulation, used automobile LAB are an easily accessible option that deserve to be tested for their energy storage capacity and residual economic value. en
dc.format.extent 84 pgs. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California State Polytechnic University, Pomona en
dc.rights.uri http://www.cpp.edu/~broncoscholar/rightsreserved.html en
dc.subject renewable energy en
dc.subject distributed energy sources en
dc.subject automobile batteries en
dc.title Exploring the Possibility of Using Used Car Batteries as Residential Energy Storage en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree Master of Science in Regenerative Studies en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Lawrence, Denise en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Wu, Lin en
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en

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