The Battery Technical Center as Partner
The technological competence of the Battery Technical Center covers overall integrations, economic considerations and applicable technological solutions. The scientific output can be provided in the form of cell testing and evaluations, coating and production processes of Li-ion cells and home storage tests. All technological systems and operating concepts at the Battery Technical Center are state of the art.
In particular, application-specific product developments and designs can be developed in cooperation. This also includes the production line from coating to calendaring to stacking, filling and sealing of Li-ion cells. In addition, long-term cell tests are carried out in the test laboratory in order to investigate the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety of the cells.
Many years of experience in the construction and development of home storage prototypes are also part of the well-founded expertise of the Battery Technical Center. So far, various systems (e.g. outdoor home storage, large Li-ion storage, redox flow storage) have been developed and build up, ranging from very small series to individual prototypes. In addition, the in-house developed hardware-in-the-loop test environments are used to investigate the functional safety, network usability and performance of the storage systems.
The Battery Technical Center thus offers integrated technology planning as well as strategy and business consulting in the field of renewable energies.
On 01.01.2018, the "Project Competence E" was reorganized into the Battery Technical Center of the KIT, which consists of three different institutes:
- Cell Development/tests: Institute for Applied Materials - Energy Storage Systems (IAM-ESS)
- Production Systems: Institute of Production Science (wbk)
- Energy Storage Systems: Institute of Electrical Engineering (ETI)
The research areas will be continued within the framework of POF IV. The location with building 276 will be maintained for all work of the different institutes.